While actual steering gear failures do happen and result in groundings, others have occurred due to an inopportune reaction to an assumed failure, as in the accident in this case. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
A small port tug girded and capsized while assisting a container ship, resulting in loss of life of two crew members. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
A crew member while climbing embarkation ladder suddenly felt exhausted and fell back into the water, hitting his back on the rescue boat. He was later taken to hospital ashore and later was declared unfit for sea service due to a back injury and was subsequently repatriated.
A crew member loses his life after falling from about 14 m while entering a tank. Know more about the incident inside the article.
Side/pilot doors should be kept closed when not in use. Open side doors that are soon to be used should be attended by ship’s crew trained in their duties.
A bulk carrier collided with a tug in a river waterway. The damage sustained by the tug was sufficient to merit a dry dock and it was out of service for almost seven weeks. Find more inside.
An engine room crew member Seriously injured his eye while dismantling the steering motor coupling chain. Read more about the incident inside the article.
In the early evening, the crew of a chemical tanker in ballast was preparing for departure and pilot advised the Master that he intended to use a mooring launch/tug to assist in maneuvering.
Crew member’s finger heavily squeezed while demonstrating the function of one of the engine room ventilation fire dampers by moving the lever to the closed position.
A crew member needed better lighting and decided to connect a cargo cluster light in the hold to improve visibility. As he connected the cluster to the electrical outlet he received a severe electrical shock.