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.
A grain inspector on board a cargo vessel entered a hold with the open booby hatch for taking the temperature of the cargo. He was later found unconscious and was eventually declared dead. Read more about the accident inside the article.
A loaded bulk carrier collides with another vessel in restricted visibility, leading to the sinking of one vessel sank while water ingress into forepeak tank of another. Read inside to know more about the incident.
An engineer of the watch lost his life while carrying out repair work after his clothes, soaked in fuel, caught fire in the engine room. Learn more about this unfortunate event inside the article.
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.
There are no excuses for inadequate LOTO practices. This should be the first thing you do before any job that involves machinery with stored or potential energy release.
A ship engineer was injured in his face and arm while carrying out maintenance of ship’s elevator. Find out what lead to the accident inside the article.
While trying to implement an improvised work method, the ship’s crew member severely hurt his three fingers. Learn more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
Leaking vacuum relief valve located at the top of one of the loading arms leads to small oil spill. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Helmsman of a small tanker applied wrong helm inspite of receiving right directions from the master, eventually leading to grounding of vessel. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Damaged heating element, which is coiled around the drain pipe, was touching nearby boxed stores in the freezer of a ship; which eventually lead to fire.
When cargo handling had been ongoing on a general cargo vessel, the topping cable released from the winch drum and the crane arm fell into the cargo hold, landing about half a metre from the stevedores. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
A mooring boat sank after being crushed between a vessel and a jetty due to Inadequate communication and coordination between the mooring boat operator and the pilot. Learn more about the incident in the article.
An OS of a ship lost his life while entering a tank to recover a maintenance hatch cover, which has become dislodged from the deck in the lower tank dome. Find out more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
A car carrier collides with another vessel as the OOW on the bridge was immersed in the task of planning the next voyage on paper charts. Read more inside the article.
A ro-ro ferry suffered bottom damage after not following the voyage plan and ignoring vibrations accompanied by shuddering noises. Find out more about the incident inside the article.