Breakdowns in situational awareness and communications were key factors leading to a striking in Vancouver Harbour

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its investigation report on the 2019 striking of the anchored bulk carrier Pan Acacia by the bulk carrier Caravos Harmony in Vancouver Harbour, B.C. On 17 March 2019, the bulk carrier Caravos Harmony struck the anchored bulk carrier Pan Acacia while proceeding to anchorage D in Vancouver Harbour. Both vessels sustained damage. No pollution or injuries were reported. The investigation determined that communication breakdowns impacted the team’s situational awareness and resulted in different understandings of the emerging circumstances. Read the full release here.

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