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German freighter bridge watch negligence, near-miss grounding

Sept. 8, 2017 at 07:09 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

At 0500 Moscow time Sep 2 general cargo ship ELKE W, while proceeding by Vessels Traffic Separation Zone at Gulf of Vyborg approaches, didn’t change course when passing light buoy No.1, and kept the course which was leading to Halli Rock islet. Marine Traffic Control operator called ELKE W on VHF, the bridge watch answered non-stop calls in 10 minutes, changed course and returned to Zone, 4 minutes before running onto rock if keeping the same course.
Marine Traffic Control display screenshot from http://www.morvesti.ru/detail.php?ID=65702

German freighter bridge watch negligence, near-miss grounding

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