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.
An experienced ordinary seaman (OS) lost his life when he went down the accommodation ladder in order to set the railings and the lower platform. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
A ship’s bosun dies while using a provision basket for cleaning engine room vent on board a ship. Learn more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
Deviating from the original course in order to save time leads the vessel to bottom contact. The vessel had to enter dry dock for repairs; there was paint damage and some scratches up to frame 88.
Unsafe cargo handling procedures associated with manual draining of hydrates from the drain line on the outlet of re-liquefaction condensers leads to fire on an LPG ship.
An ice-strengthened oil exploration support vessel suffers bottom contact due to uncharted shallow areas and rocks. Click here to read more about the incident.
Insufficient practise to deal quickly and effectively with emergencies lead to a near-miss situation. Learn more about the incident inside the article.