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.
A ro-ro ferry was inbound in a restricted waterway on a heading of 220° at full sea speed (18 knots OTG). The vessel was approximately one cable to starboard of the 220° transit line when the Master ordered an alteration to port to 215° in order to bring the vessel onto the 220º transit line (see figure).
A chief mate, while inspecting cargo, dies from asphyxiation caused due to oxidation of the zinc concentrate, which was loaded in the ship.
A bulk carrier sank and 16 crew members were lost because of possible liquefaction from loading ‘raw, unwashed’ bauxite with high moisture content. Learn more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
Two tanks of a loaded vessel were ruptured on the port side and the vessel took a list when the master was unable to manoeuvre the loaded vessel quickly enough to avoid a collision with the beacon. Read more inside the article.
Two vessels about to meet at the end of a buoyed channel, collided because of reduced visibility as a result of fog and inadequate situational awareness of the bridge teams. Read more about the accident inside the article.
While lashing the cargo grab, a large wave washed on deck and the grab was pushed aft and to starboard, crushing one crew member between the grab and ship structure. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.