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.
Archives for October 2013
After months of construction the Prelude team faces its greatest challenge yet. The two giant sections of the hull are complete; now they must join together.
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.
The Greenstream, the world’s first 100% LNG powered barge has been delivering in delivering liquid fuels along the Rhine river in The Netherlands for several months.This summer it expanded its range into Germany.
Piracy is a burning issue in the maritime industry. Learn about the different types of anti-piracy weapons (lethal and non-lethal) that are used on merchant vessels to fight somali pirates in this infographics.
Fresh water generator (FWG) is used on ships to generate fresh water from seawater. Watch and learn about the different parts and working of marine fresh water generator in this video tutorial.
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.
We know that it is Hollywood, but as the new blockbuster, Captain Phillips, premieres around the globe, MPHRP asks movie goers to remember that it is based on a true story involving real life seafarers.
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.