Light shed on tanker accident

  • 2003-01-09
VILNIUSThe tanker Princess Pia ran aground near the Klaipeda seaport in mid-December because it was not adequately prepared to leave the port, reported the commission that investigated the accident. The Navigation Safety Administration submitted its conclusions to the Transport and Communications Ministry. The commission stated that the tanker was not adequately prepared to leave the port as the vessel's radar station was not tested and the captain failed to inform Klaipeda's Seaport Ship Traffic Service about errors in the system's readings. "Due to inaccurate readings of the vessel's rada...
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