Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates MOL Precision’s imprecise Vancouver docking

Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates MOL Precision’s imprecise Vancouver docking

Vancouver: The unfortunately named MOL Precision is in the news again for its less than precise operations. The 2002-built, 6,350 teu Japanese ship has hit a berth while docking at Port Metro Vancouver in British Columbia.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to the scene.

Two months ago, the same ship was detained by the US Coast Guard in Seattle after a number of violations were discovered during a port state control exam of the Panamanian-flagged ship.

MOL has unlucky form when it comes to ship names and their actions, memorably the MOL Maneuver’s collision with a Chinese feedership back in February 2012.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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