Ship’s second engineer gets himself injured when the free-fall lifeboat was unexpectedly launched into the sea while carrying out maintenance. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
While carrying out venting operation, an explosion occurred on board a tanker in the bow thruster compartment that was just below the forecastle. Find out reasons behind the accident inside the article.
The port side rudder of an LPG carrier makes contact with the bottom during the pivoting manoeuvre, causing the rudder stock to turn within the steering gear actuator by almost 25 degrees from its midship position.
Leaky paints and thinner cans lead to fire on board oil tanker in dry dock. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
The ship’s junior wiper sustained very deep burns to his left palm while loading garbage in the incinerator. Unfortunately, after assessment by doctors, his four fingers were amputated.
Heat sickness can frequently occur onboard ships due to the extreme temperature and high humidity conditions in which seafarers often work. Learn about the hazards of working in extreme heat.
An officer was undertaking his inspections of the various life saving appliances on a relatively new (two years) small coastal vessel. His inspection revealed that the starboard man overboard life-ring launcher, located aft and below the bridge due to design considerations, was inadequate from a design standpoint.
Poor judgment and less than adequate communications, as well as an almost total lack of situational awareness on the part of the OOW leads to collision.
As the crane commenced lowering the double block towards the vessel’s deck, the single whip line ball and hook assembly detached from the crane and landed on top of the safe haven of the vessel. Find out more about the incident inside the article.