Real Life Accident: Man Overboard Buoy Stays On Board

Credits: nautisnt.org

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.




Real Life Incident: Dangers of Dropped Objects

Credits: leadingedgesafety.co.uk

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: 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.