“FREIGHTER RIO TURBIO SANK AFTER COLLISION WITH TUG AVA PAYAGUA, (PARANA) May 12, 2012”
A Case Analysis Presented to:
C/M Marvin P. Japitana, Ph.D.M.E.
Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS)
Arnaiz St., Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
In Partial Fulfilment
Of the Requirements for the Course
Y Term, First Semester, and School Year 2017-2018
MDMN.CACAYORIN, GIAN PAULO V.
I. TIME CONTEXT
LOCATION: Parana river, Southern Brazil
LAT/LONG: 25.2521° S, 52.0215° W
TIME: 0400 LT
A Cargo Vessel, Rio Turbio, had a collision with tug Ava Payagua in Parana river at 0400 LT May 12. It was 102 kilometers from the parana river where the collision happened. It is said that the tug went off course causing it to collide with the cargo vessel Rio turbio which is loaded with sand. Rio Turbio capsized and rapidly sank. There were 7…show more content… Negligence is one of the reasons why accidents happen onboard. Regarding Ava Payagua, the crew did not take into account the possible danger or risks that they might do if they operate a ship which is in bad condition. Before sailing, they must inspect the ship if there are faulty equipments. They should also consider the officers who will take charge in navigating, to navigate a ship, one must have proper training and skills to avoid collision and they should also know all the rules at sea to prevent accidents like collision, capsizing and sinking. In the collision that happened, the only vessel that was damaged was the freighter Rio Turbio. The tug Ava Payagua suffered no damaged after it collided. Usually when collision occurs, both sides suffer from great casualty but in the case of Rio Turbio and Ava Payagua, only one suffered. It is because both vessels are small vessels and we should also consider that the other vessel was a tug which is used to pushing larger vessels to