Case Studies

Real Life Incident: Rescue Boat Davit Winch Unable To Stop Hoisting

A rescue boat was being recovered after normal deployment and maintenance. At one point the davit operator tried to stop…

Overpressurization Of Fuel System Led To Fire Aboard Towing Vessel (Case Study)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is going to accelerate the reduction of its own carbon emissions. Today, most of the…

Real Life Incident: Bottom Touch While Under Pilotage

In good weather and in darkness, a tanker took on two pilots for port entry in the early morning hours…

Real Life Incident: Lack Of Physical Barriers Invites A Tight Squeeze

A small hopper-dredger equipped with a deck grab crane was occupied with the refurbishment of a port breakwater. The work…

Electrical Fire Destroys $3.9M Yacht – Case Study

The engine room fire aboard a yacht was likely caused by an electric source within the sound enclosure for the…

Case Study: Incorrectly Installed Section Of Engine Causes Fire Aboard Containership

An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership…

Captain Leaving Wheelhouse While On Autopilot Led To Grounding Of Fishing Vessel

A captain’s decision to leave the wheelhouse unattended while transiting the St. Marys River on autopilot led to the grounding…

Case Study: Hydraulic Hose Failure Led To An Engine Room Fire

A hydraulic hose failure led to an engine room fire aboard a fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts, the…

Real Life Incident: Crewmember’s Fatal Fall Into A Hold

A bulk carrier in ballast was underway. The deck crew were washing the cargo holds, as clean holds were necessary…

Case Study: Captain’s Sleep Inertia Led To Tow Striking Lock Gate

A captain assuming a watch immediately after waking led to a tow striking a lock gate in the Gulf Intracoastal…