Transports maritimes

Modalités de l'enquête de sécurité

Dans le domaine des transports maritimes, une enquête technique doit être réalisée chaque fois qu'un accident de mer entraîne:

  • la perte totale du navire, ou
  • des pertes en vies humaines, ou
  • des dommages graves à l'environnement.

Les définitions détaillées et autres dispositions régissant une enquête de sécurité dans le domaine des transports maritimes peuvent être consultées dans les différents textes et documents législatifs dans la rubrique législation, sous-rubrique transports maritimes.

Rapports finaux à destination du public

Rapports publiés par l’AET en qualité d’autorité responsable de l’enquête

Final report, fatal accident on board Juan Sebastian de Elcano on 3 November 2014

On 22 October 2014, the vessel dropped anchor at 05:05 PM LT in Manila Bay, at position 14.55° N, 120.94° E. While at anchor, the crew was performing regular maintenance tasks and some preparation for the next docking.

On the day of the occurrence, the deck crew took part in a daily Pre-Start Meeting (PSM) at around 06:00 AM, discussing the tasks for the day. One of the tasks was to perform thickness measurements of the hopper walls, side, fore and aft plates. The 2nd Pipe Operator (day shift) and the Apprentice Pipe Operator, both attending the PSM, were assigned to the task.

First, the hopper was filled with water after the aft overflow was blinded off and the fore overflow set at 11.82 m. A small boat was then lowered into the hopper and the crew assigned to the task entered the boat with their equipment. After the first set of measurements, the unsecured boat with both occupants was located at the aft starboard (SB) part of the hopper. After radio co-ordination with the Chief Officer on the bridge, the water level was lowered for the next level thickness checks.

While the water level was being lowered, the crew in the boat tried to paddle to the front port side (PS) of the hopper, but the strong current caused by the outflowing water made the boat bump against the overflow. At that point, according to the statement of the 2nd Pipe Operator (day shift), the Apprentice Pipe Operator stood up to grab for a hold. The boat became unstable and flipped over. Both occupants fell into the hopper and got pulled down through the overflow. The 2nd Pipe Operator (day shift) exited under the vessel’s hull and managed to swim to the surface, where he was subsequently rescued. Unfortunately the Apprentice Pipe Operator was missing. His floating body was found the following day close to the ship near the trunnion gantry.

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Rapports étrangers publiés où l’AET a été associée à l’enquête de sécurité

Grounding of Bosphorus, Brisbane River, Queensland, 29 October 2013

At about 2000on 29 October 2013, the general cargo ship Bosphorus grounded at Lytton Rocks Reachin the Brisbane River after the ship’s helmsman unintentionally put the helm the wrong way. By the time that the Brisbane Marine Pilot on board the ship realized that the helm had gone the wrong way, it was too late to prevent the ship from grounding in the narrow section of the river.There were no reported injuries, damage or pollution as a result of the grounding.

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Rapport d’enquête technique, rupture du mât du catamaran Allures, 19 juin 2011, Haute-Corse

Alors que le capitaine contrôle le réglage des voiles et la tension dans les haubans(à partir d’un écran multifonctions du poste de barre),un violent craquement se fait entendre, instantanément suivi de la chute du mât dans l’eau,et de la bôme sur le flybridge. Le capitaine est prisonnier sous la voile mais se dégage rapidement pour évaluer la situation:le second, qui se tenait appuyé au caisson tribord, à proximité du poste de barre,est mortellement blessé par la bôme.

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