While sailing in a restricted waterway, a passenger/RoRo ferry’s fire detection system detected a fire on deck 1, zone 4, followed by multiple alarms in the engine rooms within 30 seconds.
A tanker was berthed and discharging cargo when carbon soot particles were observed on the sea side of the vessel. It was quickly identified that the soot particles were coming from the overboard discharge of the Inert Gas Generator (IGG) scrubber.
The pilot was using his Portable Pilot Unit (PPU) as the primary means of navigation, as was his practice – he cited reliability and other issues with equipment that was not his own as his reasons for preferring this.
Once at anchor, the plan was to use the ship’s cranes to discharge the cargo of scrap steel into self-propelled lightering barges made fast alongside both sides.
A bulk carrier was underway. During his inspections the Chief Mate noticed traces of bunker fuel oil in the forepeak ballast tank. Because that tank was adjacent to a bunker fuel tank, he suspected a leak from the bunker tank.
The unstable lifeboat rolls over in calm water during the refresher course in the operation of survival craft and rescue boats which was being conducted at a marine training centre.
A loaded VLCC was underway. The vessel’s weather routing service was forecasting waves with a significant height of more than six metres. The blue water on its deck kills Chief Officer and the Bosun.
A small general cargo vessel in ballast was docked at port and crew were preparing to load various rice cargoes. How did the fatal collapse of portable tween-deck happened? Let’s find out inside the article.
A bulk carrier was anchored outside a port awaiting a berth. During this time, the crew were involved in an abandon ship exercise where the stern-mounted lifeboat was lowered to the sea without crew members on board.