Due to size of the engine, and in compliance with SOLAS, a crankcase oil mist detector or engine bearing temperature monitors were not fitted in a small tanker, which lead to trouble in the engine room. Find out 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.
Serious alcohol consumption problems of vessel’s three senior officers, Master, chief mate and chief engineer leads to near collision situation. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
In an unfortunate incident, an engine room fitter lost his life when he fell to the lower platform about 10m below after the removable type railings bent and failed.
An oiler got injured in the ship’s engine room after stepping into an open floor plate while carrying out overhauling work. Find out how this accident happened inside the article.
A ship bosun on a bulk carrier went missing after falling in water while fishing during leisure time. Read inside to find out more about the unfortunate incident.
While carrying out venting operation, an explosion occurred on board a tanker in the bow thruster compartment that was just below the forecastle. Find out reasons behind the accident inside the article.
On board a vessel, the winch wire rope parted while raising the rescue boat with three crew members inside. The boat hit the water in free-fall, about 13 metres below. One crew was later pronounced dead and the other two were diagnosed with serious injuries. Know more about the incident inside the article.
A passenger ferry loaded with 22 vehicles and with 59 passengers on board hits an island and sinks. Read more about the accident inside the article.
A crew member while removing outermost long lashing rod in preparation for discharge once berthed went overboard after losing balance. He was never found and was presumed drowned.
Sea water started to enter in an uncontrolled manner and overflow into the engine room after the engine staff failed to secure the cover on the sea water strainer housing. Engine room was flooded in 10 minutes and the Master ordered that the vessel be blacked out and the engine room evacuated.
An unfortunate collision between two vessels leads to a massive explosion as a result of cargo tank ruptured and ignition of naphtha. Nine crew members were killed and several others injured. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
During the cutting of a steel bar using a portable grinder, the cutting disc suddenly brakes into pieces. Part of the cutting disc hits a nearby crew member, resulting in 5cm long and 2cm deep wound. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
Shutting down of the ship’s engine automatically due to activation of the main engine crankcase oil mist detector (OMD) leads to vessel contact with the harbour breakwater. Read inside the article to know more.
A ro-ro passenger ferry departed berth and made a securité broadcast on VHF radio. Once underway and in the midst of a turn at about 15 knots, an inbound fishing vessel was observed. The bridge team on the ferry deemed the fishing vessel to be on the wrong side of the fairway. Find out what happened next inside the article.
With berthing almost complete, control of the ship’s controllable-pitch propeller (CPP) was transferred from the bridge to the engine room. Unknown to anyone, the engine room pitch lever was not aligned with the bridge lever. Find out what happened next inside the article.
Learn about a list of recommendations to vessel owners and operators about the importance of establishing effective fuel oil changeover procedures.
Find out how an unintentional operation of a shut-off valve caused grounding and sinking of a vessel, followed by closure of navigation channel for four days.
The ship’s 4th engineer while inspecting the incinerator got his arm trapped. After evacuating, surgery was performed but to no avail and amputation of the forearm was unavoidable.
A ro-ro ferry was inbound in a restricted waterway on a heading of 220° at full sea speed (18 knots OTG). The vessel was approximately one cable to starboard of the 220° transit line when the Master ordered an alteration to port to 215° in order to bring the vessel onto the 220º transit line (see figure).
A bulk carrier sank and 16 crew members were lost because of possible liquefaction from loading ‘raw, unwashed’ bauxite with high moisture content. Learn more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
Three crew members received scalds while repairing minor water and vapour leaks near the turbo pumps of the feed water circuit. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
Two tanks of a loaded vessel were ruptured on the port side and the vessel took a list when the master was unable to manoeuvre the loaded vessel quickly enough to avoid a collision with the beacon. Read more inside the article.
Two vessels about to meet at the end of a buoyed channel, collided because of reduced visibility as a result of fog and inadequate situational awareness of the bridge teams. Read more about the accident inside the article.