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.
On a medium-sized fishing boat with a crew of 17, a crew member died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by fire from a household type fan heater. Learn more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
An incident resulting in a single fatality occurred onboard a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico during pipe-handling operations.
While attending to a related task on deck, a crew member stepped back and fell backwards into the open moon pool hatchway. 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. […]
Two vessels collide, making parallel body contact while overtaking restricted waterway. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
An Engineer on watch (EOW) slipped and suffered severe injury while descending the ladder in the engine room. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
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.
Extraordinarily violent sea conditions leads to capsizing of a small cement carrier with a crew of eight after the vessel became unmanageable during passage through the Pentland Firth.
A team of custom officers found drugs hidden in the rudder trunk of a vessel. due to lack of proper guards around the rudder stock. The investigation revealed that there was a lack of proper guards around the rudder stock , allowing potential unauthorised access for drug trafficking purposes.
Due to size of the engine, and in compliance with SOLAS, a crankcase oil mist detector or engine bearing temperature monitors were not fitted in a small tanker, which lead to trouble in the engine room. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Mis-declared cargo in a container that was susceptible to spontaneous combustion and should have been declared as a dangerous cargo leads to fire on a container ship.
Serious alcohol consumption problems of vessel’s three senior officers, Master, chief mate and chief engineer leads to near collision situation. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
In an unfortunate incident, an engine room fitter lost his life when he fell to the lower platform about 10m below after the removable type railings bent and failed.