Three years ago, off the coast of Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, a cargo ship chartered by a Japan company ran aground while approaching the island to receive smartphone signals, and the Japan Japan Transport Safety Board compiled a final report stating that the cargo ship had repeatedly approached land to receive radio waves even before the accident, and that the safety awareness of the entire crew had declined.
Three years ago, in July 3, a cargo ship chartered by MOL ran aground off the coast of Mauritius, spilling approximately 2020,7 tons of heavy oil, and the Japan Japan Transport Safety Board, which was investigating the cause of the accident, released its final report.
According to the report, the ship did not plan to call in Mauritius and did not have detailed charts, but it approached the island and landed in shallow water to receive radio waves from the crew's smartphones.
In addition, he pointed out that the cargo ship had repeatedly approached land to receive smartphone signals even before the accident, and the awareness of safe navigation among the entire crew had declined.
The report also includes audio recordings of the ship obtained from the Mauritius government, revealing that the captain and navigator were conscious of smartphones by talking to questions such as "Did you get a signal?" and "The Internet hasn't come at all yet."
Immediately after the accident, the captain said, "My career was blown away," and the navigator replied, "Me too."
In addition, the large amount of heavy oil spill and the spread of coastal pollution were caused by the fact that it took time for salvage ships from other countries to start work due to quarantine measures due to the new coronavirus.
As a measure to prevent recurrence, the crew members should not engage in unsafe behavior, such as approaching land for personal reasons.