Real Life Accident: Man Overboard Buoy Stays On Board


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


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.