Leaky paints and thinner cans lead to fire on board oil tanker in dry dock. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
An officer was undertaking his inspections of the various life saving appliances on a relatively new (two years) small coastal vessel. His inspection revealed that the starboard man overboard life-ring launcher, located aft and below the bridge due to design considerations, was inadequate from a design standpoint.
Poor judgment and less than adequate communications, as well as an almost total lack of situational awareness on the part of the OOW leads to collision.
An experienced ordinary seaman (OS) lost his life when he went down the accommodation ladder in order to set the railings and the lower platform. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
A ship’s bosun dies while using a provision basket for cleaning engine room vent on board a ship. Learn more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
Deviating from the original course in order to save time leads the vessel to bottom contact. The vessel had to enter dry dock for repairs; there was paint damage and some scratches up to frame 88.
Unsafe cargo handling procedures associated with manual draining of hydrates from the drain line on the outlet of re-liquefaction condensers leads to fire on an LPG ship.
Poor and incomplete exchange between master and pilot lets to vessel’s starboard bow making contact with the quay. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
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’.
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.
Boiler explosions and defects, although not common, do happen from time to time and have the potential for very serious consequences.
Five workers died in a tank while repairing a ‘largo’ pontoon as no enclosed space entry precautions were taken.