There are no excuses for inadequate LOTO practices. This should be the first thing you do before any job that involves machinery with stored or potential energy release.
A ship engineer was injured in his face and arm while carrying out maintenance of ship’s elevator. Find out what lead to the accident inside the article.
While trying to implement an improvised work method, the ship’s crew member severely hurt his three fingers. Learn more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
Leaking vacuum relief valve located at the top of one of the loading arms leads to small oil spill. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Helmsman of a small tanker applied wrong helm inspite of receiving right directions from the master, eventually leading to grounding of vessel. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Damaged heating element, which is coiled around the drain pipe, was touching nearby boxed stores in the freezer of a ship; which eventually lead to fire.
When cargo handling had been ongoing on a general cargo vessel, the topping cable released from the winch drum and the crane arm fell into the cargo hold, landing about half a metre from the stevedores. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
A mooring boat sank after being crushed between a vessel and a jetty due to Inadequate communication and coordination between the mooring boat operator and the pilot. Learn more about the incident in the article.
An OS of a ship lost his life while entering a tank to recover a maintenance hatch cover, which has become dislodged from the deck in the lower tank dome. Find out more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
A car carrier collides with another vessel as the OOW on the bridge was immersed in the task of planning the next voyage on paper charts. Read more inside the article.
A ro-ro ferry suffered bottom damage after not following the voyage plan and ignoring vibrations accompanied by shuddering noises. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
A container vessel was leaving port in darkness under the con of a pilot. The third officer and the Master were also on the bridge and a helmsman was steering by hand. On leaving the container ship, the pilot was scheduled to embark on an inbound tanker near the entrance of the buoyed port channel. […]
Failure to close drop valve correctly after completion of sampling and inability to correctly identify the source of audible alarm in cargo control room leads to cargo overflow.
While carrying out venting operation, an explosion occurred on board a tanker in the bow thruster compartment that was just below the forecastle. Find out reasons behind the accident inside the article.
A crew member while removing outermost long lashing rod in preparation for discharge once berthed went overboard after losing balance. He was never found and was presumed drowned.
Sea water started to enter in an uncontrolled manner and overflow into the engine room after the engine staff failed to secure the cover on the sea water strainer housing. Engine room was flooded in 10 minutes and the Master ordered that the vessel be blacked out and the engine room evacuated.
An unfortunate collision between two vessels leads to a massive explosion as a result of cargo tank ruptured and ignition of naphtha. Nine crew members were killed and several others injured. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
During the cutting of a steel bar using a portable grinder, the cutting disc suddenly brakes into pieces. Part of the cutting disc hits a nearby crew member, resulting in 5cm long and 2cm deep wound. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
Shutting down of the ship’s engine automatically due to activation of the main engine crankcase oil mist detector (OMD) leads to vessel contact with the harbour breakwater. Read inside the article to know more.
A ro-ro passenger ferry departed berth and made a securité broadcast on VHF radio. Once underway and in the midst of a turn at about 15 knots, an inbound fishing vessel was observed. The bridge team on the ferry deemed the fishing vessel to be on the wrong side of the fairway. Find out what happened next inside the article.
With berthing almost complete, control of the ship’s controllable-pitch propeller (CPP) was transferred from the bridge to the engine room. Unknown to anyone, the engine room pitch lever was not aligned with the bridge lever. Find out what happened next inside the article.
Learn about a list of recommendations to vessel owners and operators about the importance of establishing effective fuel oil changeover procedures.
Find out how an unintentional operation of a shut-off valve caused grounding and sinking of a vessel, followed by closure of navigation channel for four days.
The ship’s 4th engineer while inspecting the incinerator got his arm trapped. After evacuating, surgery was performed but to no avail and amputation of the forearm was unavoidable.