An unmanned, decommissioned fisheries protection vessel was under tow when it developed a list of about 10 degrees to port. The towed vessel sank while rectifying the issue. Read more inside the article.
A trainee engine cadet was instructed to clean the top of the waste oil tank, whose contents were maintained at about 70°C. Accidentally, his left leg stumbled into the tank and plunged into the hot oil, causing severe burns.
A crewman gets caught between the gangway and the ship’s rail while lifting the gangway on the deck via the deck crane. His upper body was crushed; first aid was applied and he was quickly evacuated to hospital.
After cleaning cargo hold, a crew member while climbing the portable ladder lost his balance and fell to the tank top. The victim was taken to the hospital but unfortunately, eight days later he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Read inside the article to know more.
The chief engineer of a small passenger ferry dies during a fire and emergency drill, which included closing and testing the hydraulically operated watertight doors. Read the article to know more about the accident.
Struggling with fatigue, officer of the watch of a small container ship fell asleep in front of one of the radars. He woke up abruptly as he was thrown out of the chair by the impact of the ship collision with the seawall.
After a stevedore slipped and fell into a gap between logs on a log vessel, three others attempted to rescue him. All four unconscious stevedores were brought out with great difficulty from narrow spaces between logs. The hospital declared them “dead on arrival”.
There have been a number of accidents and injuries on ships resulting from the release of highly toxic phosphine gas. In addition, a number of fires and explosions have been caused by the unsafe disposal of residues of aluminium phosphide following the fumigation of cargoes in transit.