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.
Lack of proper communication on board ships is one of the main reasons for accidents at sea. Chief officer Abhishek Bhanawat describes two real life incidents wherein lack of communication leads to unfavourable circumstances for the ship and its crew.
A chief mate, while inspecting cargo, dies from asphyxiation caused due to oxidation of the zinc concentrate, which was loaded in the ship.
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.
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.
A ship’s fourth engineer lost his life from an observation glass explosion when he was draining accumulated water (condensate) from the main and auxiliary air receivers during his engine room checks. Read more about the cause of this unfortunate accident inside the article.
Failure in following COLREG rules at the sea, two vessels met with a classic collision, which lead to flooding and sinking of one of the vessels. Read more about the accident inside the article.
A crewman gets caught between the gangway and the ship’s rail while lifting the gangway on the deck via the deck crane. His upper body was crushed; first aid was applied and he was quickly evacuated to hospital.
After cleaning cargo hold, a crew member while climbing the portable ladder lost his balance and fell to the tank top. The victim was taken to the hospital but unfortunately, eight days later he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Read inside the article to know more.
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.
A crew member lost his life while working in a fuel oil tank at a time when the ship was undergoing repairs in dry dock. A number of contributing factors were found for this unfortunate accident. Read them inside.
A ship’s master dies of drowning after falling from the gangway. The master was returning from shore leave and was supposedly under the influence of alcohol.
A 3rd Officer on board a cargo ship suffered burns to his hands and face when he wrongly used a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air compressor to refill an oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA) cylinder, causing it to explode.
While closing the hold, a hatch fell out of the hatch crane, causing the hatch crane to come off its rails on the starboard side. The first mate, who was operating the hatch crane alone from the operating platform, fell approximately eight meters into the hold. He suffered serious injuries as a result of this fall and was admitted to hospital in a critical state.
A crew member carelessly uses his right foot to kick a loop in the stern line while operating the mooring winch. In the process, his foot gets caught in the loop which drags him towards the hauling winch. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
An officer on watch (OOW) on a cargo vessel goes to sleep after sending the lookout duty downstairs. With no one in control on the bridge, the vessel runs aground, waking up everyone except the OOW. Learn the reason for grounding inside the article.
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.
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.