5/31/2018: Marine Safety Alert – Bollard failures at marine facilities

The Office of Investigations and Analysis released Marine Safety Alert 06-18, “Don’t Let Your Vessel Get Underway Unexpectedly: Bollard Failures at Marine Facilities,” to inform mariners of recent reports of shore side marine bollard failures whereby moored vessels were cast adrift. In some cases this resulted in damage to the involved vessel as well as other nearby vessels and shore side structures.