Real Life Incident: Dangers of Dropped Objects


A support vessel was carrying out operations. Due to the heading in relation to the prevailing seas and swell the ship was reported to be ‘slamming’.

Real Life Accident: Bent Bolt Squeezes Chief Engineer’s Finger

Representation Image - Credits: Ramanus Bite

The chief engineer (CE) and an assisting crew member were to remove some stainless steel bolts. In the process, the moving bolt crushed the CE’s finger against the recessed sleeve in which the nut and bolt were housed.

Real Life Accident: Five Deaths In A Tank

Ballast Tank

Five workers died in a tank while repairing a ‘largo’ pontoon as no enclosed space entry precautions were taken.