Side/pilot doors should be kept closed when not in use. Open side doors that are soon to be used should be attended by ship’s crew trained in their duties.
A bulk carrier collided with a tug in a river waterway. The damage sustained by the tug was sufficient to merit a dry dock and it was out of service for almost seven weeks. Find more inside.
An engine room crew member Seriously injured his eye while dismantling the steering motor coupling chain. Read more about the incident inside the article.
In the early evening, the crew of a chemical tanker in ballast was preparing for departure and pilot advised the Master that he intended to use a mooring launch/tug to assist in maneuvering.
Crew member’s finger heavily squeezed while demonstrating the function of one of the engine room ventilation fire dampers by moving the lever to the closed position.
A crew member needed better lighting and decided to connect a cargo cluster light in the hold to improve visibility. As he connected the cluster to the electrical outlet he received a severe electrical shock.
A bulk carrier was being loaded when the ship’s fire detection system activated. Soon after, fire alarms began sounding throughout the ship and many accommodation fire doors closed automatically. The third engineer went to investigate and saw smoke and flames coming from the generator fiat.
This is the most dangerous tool in any workplace, even on a ship. Check out what it is.
An engine room crew member was preparing to do some torch cutting. He opened the stop valve on the oxygen pipeline that precedes the pressure reducing valve on the gas bottle. As he opened the stop valve an explosion occurred.
Lack of necessary experience and knowledge to handle mooring ropes safely fatally injures one of the shipyard personnel. Read more about the accident inside the article.
Miscommunication leads to a collision between a ro-ro ferry and a loaded tanker. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
Due to flawed departure plan the vessel surged forward and came into contact with the vessel moored ahead. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
Incorrect information by the loading computer leads to tilting of the vessel. Know more about the incident inside the article.
Ship bosun loses his balance and falls into the sea after the wire to which the fall arrestor was attached fails. Find out more about the unfortunate event inside the article.
Maintenance was being undertaken on a ship lifeboat while the vessel was in port when one of the four nitrogen cylinders lost some pressure. Without warning, one of the cylinders ruptured, sending shrapnel and debris flying. The event fatally wounded one of the nearby crew members.
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.
One of the four nitrogen cylinders of the ‘stored energy system’ for the emergency launching of the lifeboat had lost some pressure. The crew began to re-pressurize the system, again as per procedure. Without warning, one of the cylinders ruptured, sending shrapnel and debris flying. The event fatally wounded one of the nearby crew members.
Unsafe practices lead to grounding of a car carrier with 1,633 cars and various heavy equipment loaded. All 24 crew successfully evacuated from the ship.
Learn about the common reasons for enclosed lifeboat release mechanism accidents on board ships and ways to prevent them.
Earth fault starts fire on ship, igniting chair and other objects. Read more about the incident inside the article.
An engine cadet was asked to complete the job of topping up the cooling system on one of the four main engines. As the cadet removed the cap from the upper-temperature header tank, water at 90˚C and 7 psi were released spraying across both of his forearms.
While leaving the anchorage, a tanker was driven into the bow of the general cargo vessel – which was still anchored but dragging – causing major damage to both vessels.
A Collision takes place between an oil bunker barge and a general cargo ship, leading to seawater rushing into barge’s bridge, accommodation areas and engine room through the vessel’s open weathertight doors.
During pilotage in a restricted waterway, a trawler came close enough to the tanker to cause a minor contact. Find out how a collision was averted inside the article.