An accident on a cargo ship discharging copper sulphide concentrate leaves three people dead after the oxygen in cargo hold is consumed by copper concentrate. Find out more about this unique accident inside the article.
A ship’s captain describes a real life incident regarding how around 10 stowaways used a fake panel to hide inside the shipping containers at an African port.
While doing pressure testing of cargo hoses on a tanker ship, the junior officer who was part of the testing team got seriously injured when the connection between the water hose and cargo hose got detached and the flailing hose coupling hit his left leg.
An unplanned ship-to-ship transfer operation and non-compliance with OCIMF STS guidelines resulted in two vessels to come in contact, leading to minor damages. Learn about the accident, it’s causes and lessons learnt inside the article.
Use of incorrect Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), inadequate safety briefing, and failure to use breathing apparatus almost kills the ship’s chief officer and seaman from hydrogen sulphide exposure.
While discharging at an oil terminal, the tanker ship’s sea water pumps were continuously showing inadequate discharge pressure. On inspection it was found that the strainers in the sea suctions were completely chocked with a huge mass of tiny fish.
The crew of a container vessel carrying Aluminium Phosphide hear small explosions inside one of the containers. The crew uses water to cool down the containers unaware of the fact that contact between water and Aluminium Phosphide produces phosphine, an extremely flammable and toxic gas.
In preparation for arrival in port, two seamen were assigned to bring out mooring ropes from the forward rope store and coil them on the forecastle deck. During the operation the foot of one of them got trapped and crushed in the windlass gear.
Whilst attempting to lower the purifier bowl assembly on to its overhauling stand, the fourth engineer’s left index finger got trapped between the bowl and the upper surface of the workbench. The tip of the finger was severed.
A self-unloading bulk carrier grounds in a narrow strait as a result of improper bridge procedures and ECDIS use by the bridge navigation crew. The grounding damages the ship, leading to water ingress in deep ballast tank. Read more about the real incident inside the article.
A tanker at anchor was preparing to moor a large bunker vessel on her port side to receive fuel. When she was nearly in position, the bunker vessel passed two stern lines to the tanker’s port quarter, where they were belayed on bitts. Due to the absence of any lines forward, the bow of the bunker vessel canted away, causing the sterns of the two vessels to close.
Whilst changing the ultra violet (UV) lamp in the ship’s fresh water steriliser unit, a crew member inadvertently switched on the UV light and stared directly into it, leading to temporary blindness.
While berthing a ship at night, a second officer fell into a cargo hold and lost his life due to serious injuries. The accident could have been easily avoided if some simple safety precautions would have been taken.
An accident on board a ship during rough weather threw the crew overboard while they were attempting to secure the nylon mooring lines at the aft deck. Despite the best efforts of the vessel and search and rescue (SAR) services, the two men could not be recovered.
Learn how a master got into trouble because of violation of local ballast water regulation when the ship’s crew accidentally carried out deballasting at a port and failed to reveal the truth even on asking about the same.
During lifeboat drill on a passenger vessel, the officer and crew member, who were not wearing any form of personal restraint, slipped from the smooth coach roof and fell 22 metres into the water below. Read inside to find out what caused the accident.
An engine room fire on board a bulk carrier leads to thick black smoke which reduces the visibility in the engine room and forces all staff to evacuate the machinery space. Read inside to learn about the root cause of the fire.
In anticipation of freezing winter conditions, all fresh and sea water lines on deck of a product tanker, including the tank cleaning lines drains, were left open as a precaution. The Chief Officer (C/O) on bridge watch noticed a small pool of oil cargo moving with the roll on the main deck starboard side. Read inside to know more.