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.
Archives for November 2013
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.
Due to an unusually warm winter last year, the floating ice pier that is normally used to offload cargo melted badly this summer, making it unusable. A temporary floating pier had to be installed by the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. Watch an amazing time-lapse video of the supply ship offloading at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
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.