Real Life Incident Mooring Boat Crushed And Sinks


A chemical tanker was manoeuvring starboard side to berth with tug assistance. No currents were acting on the vessel and winds were very light. Two tugs were in position on the port side and a mooring boat was assisting with lines on the starboard side. The forward spring lines were delivered to the mooring boat but as the boat manoeuvred toward the berth to deliver the lines it came between the jetty and the tanker and was snagged by a hole in the berth wall.

The two tugs were now pushing the tanker toward the berth and the distance between the mooring boat, the tanker and the berth was quickly closing

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