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.
Archives for August 2013
Wire ropes for ships are used in a global marine environment that is typically harsh. Seafarers must conform to universal good practices of marine wire ropes inspection and maintenance to ensure that their use doesn’t compromise the safety of onboard personnel and that these wire ropes are able to perform to the fullest.
Watch the dramatized video which features the accident of a ship crew member who was tragically killed by an explosion while cutting a used 200 liter drum with an angle grinder.
SIRE Vetting Inspector carries out inspections of ships under the Ship Inspection Report Program, which was introduced by the OCIMF ( Oil Companies International Marine Forum) in 1993 as a safety initiative to address concerns about sub-standard shipping. Find out about guidelines on how to become a SIRE Vetting Inspector.
LÉ Aoife, the 65-metre-long Irish naval ship crashed into a pontoon at the deep water quay in Cobh, Co Cork. Footage of the accident, which happened last Saturday afternoon, was posted on YouTube by Scandinavian tourists.
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.
Major overhauling of ship’s generator is a tedious tasks which involves testing of various tools and parts. It is also a complicated task requiring professional skills, knowledge, and experience. Learn about the important tests carried out during major overhauling of ship’s generator.
In a real life incident, the engine room crew members on a product tanker suffer severe burns from a violent oil heater explosion while doing repair work. . The explosion triggers the engine room fire detection system, initiates a fire alarm on the panel at the fire control station, and also activates the local automatic water mist system.
Malaysia yesterday launched its largest and the world’s third biggest trailing suction hopper dredger, named “Inai Kenanga”.