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 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.
Three crew members received scalds while repairing minor water and vapour leaks near the turbo pumps of the feed water circuit. Learn more about the accident 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.
Dense fog leads to collision between a small taxi boat and a ferry when the former was trying to cross a navigation channel. Read more about accident inside the article.
A ship’s starboard anchor slips and punctures the hull, flooding the bow thruster and emergency fire pump compartments. Read more about the accident inside the article.
Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made on grounding of general cargo vessel, Lysblink Seaways.
A crew member loses his life after falling overboard between the ship and the dock while working on the deck. Read inside the article to find more about the incident.
A small products tanker strikes a bridge and gets damaged after its mooring lines break because of three to five knot tidal currents in the river waterway.
A vessel ran aground in shallow waters while berthing. A tug had to be promptly called and with the rising tide the vessel was quickly re-floated and properly berthed.
Unsafe cargo and unsafe anchorage leads to sinking of a bulk carrier. More than 600 tonnes of oil leaked into the sea and took more than three months to clean up. Learn more about the accident inside.
Ship’s second engineer gets himself injured when the free-fall lifeboat was unexpectedly launched into the sea while carrying out maintenance. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
Leaky paints and thinner cans lead to fire on board oil tanker in dry dock. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
The ship’s junior wiper sustained very deep burns to his left palm while loading garbage in the incinerator. Unfortunately, after assessment by doctors, his four fingers were amputated.
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.
Poor judgment and less than adequate communications, as well as an almost total lack of situational awareness on the part of the OOW leads to collision.
As the crane commenced lowering the double block towards the vessel’s deck, the single whip line ball and hook assembly detached from the crane and landed on top of the safe haven of the vessel. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
An experienced ordinary seaman (OS) lost his life when he went down the accommodation ladder in order to set the railings and the lower platform. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.