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  • 23 February 2015

    Anholt Offshore Wind Farm has been offline since Saturday, February 21, due to a fault on the subsea cable connecting the wind farm to the grid on land, reported today. Over the weekend, it was established that the error occurred on the cable near the offshore substation. However, it is still too early to determine the cause. “Nothing indicates that a ship or an […]

  • 7 August 2006

    Human error was the cause of the latest crash of a vessel from Sydney Ferries’ accident-prone fleet, a report by the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations has found. No-one was injured when the RiverCat Betty Cuthbert slammed into a moored yacht and motor launch on January 11 this year after the master had earlier […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Operations & Maintenance plans to start the replacement of two sections of the cable that connects the Anholt offshore wind farm to the grid in the period between October 26 and November 23, depending on weather conditions. In February, the company discovered an error in the submarine cable that connects the Anholt offshore wind farm to the grid […]

  • 29 March 2019

    MPA: An error in the turning maneuver of Greece-flagged bulker caused February collision.

  • 20 August 2015
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance is planning a replacement of two sections of the submarine cable at the Anholt offshore wind farm during September and October. In February, there was an error in the submarine cable that connects the Anholt offshore wind farm to the grid on land. Since then, in cooperation with the supplier of the cable, NKT […]

  • 7 December 2012

      A collision that killed five sailors and sank the Baltic Ace car carrier on Wednesday evening was probably caused by a human error, Reuters informs citing Panagiootis Kakoliris, operations manager at Stamco Ship Management Co., Ltd. which managed the sunken ship. The weather conditions were normal at the time of the collision, according to […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A new training initiative to help prevent oil and gas incidents by focusing on human behaviours has been launched free to industry by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF). Experts in human factors and strategic leadership developed the online training course with IWCF, the independent, not-for-profit organisation which sets international training standards for well control. […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

      A recent investigation concludes that human error was responsible for a collision Sept. 13 between Washington State Ferries vessel Hyak and a motor yacht. The incident happened at the confluence of Harney and Upright channels in the San Juan Islands, where the Hyak’s starboard bow collided with the port quarter of the yacht. The […]

  • 19 October 2015

    A subsea cable that runs from the Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm to the onshore grid is out of operation, reported.   After an error occurred on the cable at 01:56 last night, went to the site to locate the faulty part and will start the repair work if necessary. It is still too early to say how the error occurred, […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    An error has been reported in the submarine cable connecting the DONG Energy-operated 400MW Anholt offshore wind farm to the grid on land. The citizens on Anholt lost power for 31 minutes, until the island’s emergency supply was up and running. According to,  It is still too early to say what the cause of the […]

  • 12 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Maersk Training announced today that it launched a new training programme aimed at minimising incidents through human error in marine environments. The course is designed to help offshore workers understand the impact of the human error in marine incidents, and enhance their leadership and management skills in order to prevent them. This course meets the […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has emphasised how avoidable errors can prove expensive for ship agents. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC recounts how a ship agent at a tidal port in Japan was asked to provide a tide table to enable the owner of a ship to calculate the permissible drafts […]

  • 30 May 2014

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) conducted investigations to determine the causes of the three collision incidents resulting in oil spills in the Singapore Port waters and Singapore Strait earlier this year. MPA also formed a Safety Review Committee (SRC) to review the overall system of navigational safety in Singapore Port waters and Singapore Strait. […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    A fault in subsea cable has shut down DONG Energy’s Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm, informed. Transmission operator of Horns Rev 2,, said that the error on the cable connecting the wind farm to land occured on October 19 at 01:56. As soon as the exact location of the fault is found the […]

  • 10 July 2015

    World Bank Tribunal has rejected Venezuela’s appeal on the ruling in March in a case brought by Tidewater against the Latin American country. On March 13, 2015, the Tribunal ruled in favor of Tidewater, who accused Republic of Venezuela of unlawfully expropriating its oil services business in Venezuela. The tribunal found that Venezuela had expropriated […]

  • 28 June 2006

    A ship carrying deck sections for the new Tacoma Narrows bridge hit the old bridge last week because engineers miscalculated the height of the underside of the old bridge, the state’s project manager says. The ship had 16 deck sections stacked 135 feet above the water level. The bridge builders thought it would glide under […]

  • 7 October 2014

    The ABC has offered a formal apology for falsely stating that every other gas-exporting country in the world, other than Australia, reserves gas for domestic use, and the US is about to do the same. The error, by Radio National’s Background Briefing program, perpetuated a myth spread by gas reservation advocates such as the Australian […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Careless errors by ship agents are resulting in costly claims, according to indemnity insurer ITIC. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a ship agent which incorrectly calculated two pro-forma invoices in respect of port dues, using the cheaper rate for a cargo of malt, rather than the rate […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Storage, the Danish transmission system operator, has decided to postpone Anholt offshore wind farm cable repair. The operation was scheduled for the late September. However, due to an error in NKT’s replacement cables, the work had to be pushed back. A new date will be announced promptly. “The cable supplier is still preparing the replacement […]

  • 5 June 2012

    Shipowners are being urged to hold crewing agents more accountable as crew standards face increased scrutiny. With shipboard crewing levels at a bare minimum in some cases as owners look to reduce operational costs and onboard technological challenges increase, Norwegian insurer and P&I club Skuld is urging its members to hold those responsible for crew […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bridging the gap between the design of the bridge system and the bridge procedures. The ship bridge is the nerve center of each vessel and its complexity constitutes a risk factor in shipping. Thus, almost 80% of the collisions and groundings are due to a failure of the system “ship bridge”. To increase safety on […]