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.
Scaffolding had been erected on top of hatch cover four of a general cargo vessel to allow two crewmembers to paint the crane jib while the vessel was underway.
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.
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.
The crew member fell back towards the deck about one metre below, and instinctively tried to catch himself on the grating. As he did so, his left-hand ring finger was trapped between the gratings.
A crew member was assigned to clear the stuck rope from the winch. As he was attempting this, the tug pulled on the lines to confirm that both lines were equal in length. The pull caused a sudden surge of the line which struck the crewmember’s right hand.
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.
Ship’s second engineer gets himself injured when the free-fall lifeboat was unexpectedly launched into the sea while carrying out maintenance. Learn more about the accident inside the article.