Arkiv | Swedish Transport Agency, Maritime Department

Rudder failure caused ship to ground

A ship leaving the quay switched to autopilot, according to normal procedure. The ”Hydraulic Lock Alarm” sounded several times on the port steering engine without affecting steering operations, but during a starboard turn the machine suddenly steered hard to starboard. The ship started an uncontrollable starboard turn, leading to a grounding that damaged the hull […]

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Swedish Accident Investigation Authority

The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority (SHK) is an authority responsible for investigating all types of serious civil and military accidents and incidents from a safety standpoint, whether on land, at sea or in the air. Ongoing and published investigations concerning civilian shipping are available on the SHK website: Published final reports Civilian Shipping 2017 […]

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Lessons learned from accidents and incidents

An accident investigation published by an investigative authority is sent to the UN organization, IMO (International Maritime Organization), where it is reviewed by a working group that tries to find common factors which could prevent future accidents. The group also briefly describe each event from the operator’s point of view, i.e. from a perspective that […]

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Falsified and broken pilot ladders

The Transport Agency has issued a Safety Alert that false MED certificates for pilot ladders are in circulation. The falsification has been carried out within the framework of the Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU and ships wheel markings. Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS has not issued this MED certificate and the producer is not Marine […]

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Fixed fire extinguishing equipment

The Transport Agency has received two reports of fixed fire extinguishing equipment that has not worked as intended. In one of the cases the Agency has issued a Safety Alert. The problem was that a newer version of the sprinkler nozzle did not fit properly into the original brackets. This prevented full system pressure from […]

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