A car/truck carrier, loaded with new and used vehicles, was underway at sea when the fire alarm sounded in the cargo compartment on deck 1. After 26 minutes since the fire alarm had first sounded., the chief engineer was finally able to activate the system,
Lack of proper communication and no structured or formalised system to track the status of manually operated valves in the ballast system leads to flooding of steering gear room.
The starboard boat was lowered and raised without incident. When the same procedure was attempted with the port lifeboat, the aft davit arm lowered but the forward one did not. Find out what exactly happened inside the article.
Two crew members were in opening the pilot access door when the vessel was hit by heavy seas that forced the door open and flooded the embarkation space. As the seawater swirled and splashed in the space it swept one crewman out of the door and into the sea.
Incorrect information by the loading computer leads to tilting of the vessel. Know more about the incident inside the article.
Mis-declared cargo in a container that was susceptible to spontaneous combustion and should have been declared as a dangerous cargo leads to fire on a container ship.
The OIC of the aft mooring station did not notice the developing hazard of the fast-moving mooring line as his attention was on the attending mooring tug. The rope caught the crew member’s arm as it slid out, causing a fracture to his left forearm.