UK News

Title

Ever Smart cargo containers report published

August 10, 2020, 1:02:42 PM

GOV.UK

Posted on: 22 July 2020

Ever Smart cargo containers report published

EverSmart Web Bay 70 Slow Collapse

Loss of cargo containers overboard from a container ship while on a passage in the North Pacific Ocean.

Accident investigation report into the container stow collapse onboard the UK registered container ship Ever Smart while on passage between Taipei, Taiwan and Los Angeles, the USA on 30 October 2017, is now published.

READ REPORT - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5f15a2993a6f405c0f80ac37/2020-14-EverSmart-withAnnexes.pdf

On 30 October 2017, the UK registered container ship Ever Smart suffered a container stow collapse while on passage between Taipei, Taiwan and Los Angeles, USA. The master had changed the ship’s passage plan to avoid severe weather caused by a developing depression east of Japan. The ship continued in heavy seas; rolling and pitching heavily with frequent bow flare slamming. Once the weather had abated, the crew discovered that the container stacks on the aft-most bay had collapsed and toppled to port. Of the 151 containers in the stow, 42 were lost overboard and 34 were damaged. Superficial damage was caused to the ship.

Safety issues
1. The loss of the containers most likely occurred during a period of heavy pitching and hull vibration in the early morning of 30 October
2. Combination of factors resulted in a loss of integrity for the whole deck cargo bay; in particular, the containers were not stowed or secured in accordance with the cargo securing manual
3. The container lashings might not have been secured correctly

Safety recommendations
Recommendations (2020/125, 2020/126 and 2020/127) have been made to Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd to improve standards of stowage plans produced ashore, knowledge of the dangers of bow flare slamming and lashing gear maintenance management.



Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

EVER SMART, UK daily news, UK news today, UK news

Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

August 13, 2020, 2:02:30 PM

UK NEWS

Posted on: 24 July 2020

Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

Bridge lift. The 128 tonnes, the 35.4-metre concrete bridge being safely removed in April.

Two Warwickshire communities will soon be reunited thanks to a new footbridge over the busy A46 near Coventry.

UK news live, UK daily news, UK news today

Funds for Grassroots Music venues

August 13, 2020, 10:49:37 AM

UK NEW TODAY

Posted on: 25 July 2020

Funds for Grassroots Music venues

Playing guitar, Credit- Image by Pexels from Pixabay

The first portion fund of £1.57 billion culture recovery package will go towards saving music venues from insolvency.

UK news live, UK news today, MUSIC, FUNDS

NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

August 13, 2020, 9:35:59 AM

GOV.UK

Posted on: 23 July 2020

NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

Representative image of nurses. Credit- Image by rawpixel.com

The number of doctors in the NHS has also risen by 7,890, figures to the end of April 2020 show.

UK news live, UK daily news, UK news today

Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

August 12, 2020, 8:13:51 PM

GOV.UK

Posted on: 23 July 2020

Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

Table restaurant Photo by form PxHere

Two restaurateurs disqualified from managing companies after they caused their companies to abuse the tax regime.

ENGLAND, UK daily news, UK news

MORE UK NEWS 

Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

Reunite Warwickshire communities with a new footbridge

August 13, 2020, 2:02:30 PM

UK NEWS

Funds for Grassroots Music venues

Funds for Grassroots Music venues

August 13, 2020, 10:49:37 AM

UK NEW TODAY

NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

NHS nurse in England increase with 13,502 more than 2019

August 13, 2020, 9:35:59 AM

GOV.UK

Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

Restaurateurs disqualified for abusing the tax regime

August 12, 2020, 8:13:51 PM

GOV.UK

Dipesh J Shah OBE announced as new Highways England chair

Dipesh J Shah OBE announced as new Highways England chair

August 11, 2020, 8:53:41 AM

GOV.UK