Cylinder accident
Case Studies

Real Life Incident: Nitrogen Cylinder Ruptures And Kills Crew Member

One of the four nitrogen cylinders of the ‘stored energy system’ for the emergency launching of the lifeboat had lost some pressure. The crew began to re-pressurize the system, again as per procedure. Without warning, one of the cylinders ruptured, sending shrapnel and debris flying. The event fatally wounded one of the nearby crew members.

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