There have been a number of accidents and injuries on ships resulting from the release of highly toxic phosphine gas. In addition, a number of fires and explosions have been caused by the unsafe disposal of residues of aluminium phosphide following the fumigation of cargoes in transit.
A general cargo vessel collides with a sailboat when the officer of the watch ignores a series of warnings from the lookout and continues listening to music during the watch. Read the article to find out what exactly lead to this ship accident.
A ship’s bosun falls from the accommodation ladder while disconnecting the latching mechanism which secured the pilot ladder to the accommodation ladder. His body was found three weeks later. Read inside the article for full details.
While the ship was at a port for cargo operations, a seaman moving around the hatch coaming greasing the hatch lid landing pads, suddenly slips and falls inside the cargo hold, landing about 8.5 metres below on top of a container.