Three crew were in the process of overhauling a tank cleaning machine for one of the cargo tanks, when due to careless work practice one of the crewmen injured his finger badly.
When the vessel left port the accommodation ladder was left un-stowed in the horizontal position, hanging from the hoist wire, while crew were busy with departure tasks. Once away from berth, deck crew started the procedures for stowing the accommodation ladder in its seagoing position. Suddenly the hoist wire broke, letting the shore-end of the ladder fall. The ladder was […]