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.
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.
The fire occurred in a container ship’s gymnasium. The crew responded properly to the event and quickly extinguished it. As a result of the fire, there was considerable smoke and fire damage to the bulkheads, ceiling and some sports equipment.
Neglecting specific guidelines for mooring and failing to move away from the snap back zone, a chief officer loses his life during mooring operation. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
On a tanker, the fire alarm in the engine room suddenly sounded. At the same time, the engine room crew saw small flames and smoke rising from the after exhaust manifold and cylinder heads of the running main engine. Read inside for the cause and solution.
Find out how high speed and heavy weather leads to the damage of turbocharger of the ship’s engine. Also learn about the steps that must to taken to prevent such accident on board ships.
A vessel was engaged in the discharge of gasoline to multiple small barges alongside; an operation that lasted seven days. Three days after the end of the cargo discharge operations, a member of the deck crew began to experience symptoms that appeared to be due to gasoline vapour exposure.
This is a true incident in which three lives were lost on board ship on the same day because of the failure to follow basic confined space entry procedures.
Accidents at sea is a series wherein a number of real life accidents are described to make seafarers aware of various types of situations that can take place on board ships. Accidents at sea occur while working on ships mainly because of human negligence. One such human error has been described in this accident.