A 3rd Officer on board a cargo ship suffered burns to his hands and face when he wrongly used a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air compressor to refill an oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA) cylinder, causing it to explode.
A chemical cleaning expert dies from a boiler explosion after chemical cleaning on an LNG tanker. Insufficient ventilation of flammable gases from the steam drum and introduction of hot halogen lamp resulted in a fatal explosion. Read more about the accident inside the article.
While closing the hold, a hatch fell out of the hatch crane, causing the hatch crane to come off its rails on the starboard side. The first mate, who was operating the hatch crane alone from the operating platform, fell approximately eight meters into the hold. He suffered serious injuries as a result of this fall and was admitted to hospital in a critical state.
A crew member, part of the ship’s aft mooring team, dies as a result of an accident during mooring operation after suffering fracture dislocation of the cervical spine. Find out more about this serious accident inside the article.
A crew member carelessly uses his right foot to kick a loop in the stern line while operating the mooring winch. In the process, his foot gets caught in the loop which drags him towards the hauling winch. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
An officer on watch (OOW) on a cargo vessel goes to sleep after sending the lookout duty downstairs. With no one in control on the bridge, the vessel runs aground, waking up everyone except the OOW. Learn the reason for grounding inside the article.
An accident on a cargo ship discharging copper sulphide concentrate leaves three people dead after the oxygen in cargo hold is consumed by copper concentrate. Find out more about this unique accident inside the article.
A ship’s captain describes a real life incident regarding how around 10 stowaways used a fake panel to hide inside the shipping containers at an African port.