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.
While doing pressure testing of cargo hoses on a tanker ship, the junior officer who was part of the testing team got seriously injured when the connection between the water hose and cargo hose got detached and the flailing hose coupling hit his left leg.
An unplanned ship-to-ship transfer operation and non-compliance with OCIMF STS guidelines resulted in two vessels to come in contact, leading to minor damages. Learn about the accident, it’s causes and lessons learnt inside the article.
Use of incorrect Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), inadequate safety briefing, and failure to use breathing apparatus almost kills the ship’s chief officer and seaman from hydrogen sulphide exposure.
While discharging at an oil terminal, the tanker ship’s sea water pumps were continuously showing inadequate discharge pressure. On inspection it was found that the strainers in the sea suctions were completely chocked with a huge mass of tiny fish.
The crew of a container vessel carrying Aluminium Phosphide hear small explosions inside one of the containers. The crew uses water to cool down the containers unaware of the fact that contact between water and Aluminium Phosphide produces phosphine, an extremely flammable and toxic gas.
In preparation for arrival in port, two seamen were assigned to bring out mooring ropes from the forward rope store and coil them on the forecastle deck. During the operation the foot of one of them got trapped and crushed in the windlass gear.