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Collision When Overtaking

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[Music] Collision When Overtaking UK P&I CLUB

>> This incident is based on the experiences of the UK P&I Club. Accidents like the one you're about to see can and do happen. As you watch this short clip, ask yourself, "Could this happen on my ship?" In conditions of good weather and visibility, two vessels, one a small tanker and the other a large capesize bulk carrier were heading in a northeasterly direction towards the traffic separation scheme. The tanker was proceeding at 10.5 knots on a course of 034 degrees true. Astern of the tanker, the bulker was proceeding at 12.5 knots on a course of 036 degrees true. The tanker's officer of the watch went on to both bridge wings during this period but did not notice the overtaking bulker approaching from astern as his attention was directed forward of the beam. As the vessels came into close proximity, the effect of hydrodynamic interaction pushed the tanker's stern to starboard, resulting in the bulker colliding with the port side of the tanker. The collision caused extensive damage to the tanker's portside hull structure, resulting in serious flooding. Investigators looked into what happened and found the following. The collision was principally caused by the failure of the overtaking bulker to comply with her obligation under Rule 13 of the COLREGS to keep clear of the vessel being overtaken. A proper lookout was not being maintained by the officer of the watch onboard the tanker by sight or radar over a full 360 degree arc the horizon. As a consequence of not keeping a proper look at, the tanker failed to take the appropriate avoiding action required of a stand-on vessel under Rule 17 of the COLREGS. The following practices could have prevented this collision. A proper lookout must be maintained by all available means, including sight, hearing and radar over a full 360 degree arc of the horizon. Where there is a risk of collision, the give-way vessel shall, so far as possible, take early and substantial avoiding action and monitor its effectiveness closely. Under Rule 13 of the COLREGS, it is the responsibility of the overtaking vessel to keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken. The vessel being overtaken, as stand-on vessel, is required by Rule 17 to keep her course and speed. The stand-on vessel may however take action to avoid collision as soon as it becomes apparent to her that the vessel required to keep out of the way is not taking appropriate action. When, from any cause, the stand-on vessel finds herself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the give-way vessel alone, she shall take such action as will best aid to avoid collision. Now, that you've seen this video, ask yourself these questions. What personal action can you commit to, to avoid an incident like this on your ship? PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION What are the procedures and controls on your ship that would prevent this from happening? PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION What could cause those procedures and controls to fail? PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION What can be done to make the procedures and controls more effective? PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION Thank you for watching this learning video. Please note that the UK P&I Club website has a wealth of further training and advisory material. Please visit to find out more. [Music]

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Duration: 4 minutes and 27 seconds
Country: United States
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Posted by: maritimetraining on Mar 15, 2019

Collision When Overtaking

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