In a real life incident, the engine room crew members on a product tanker suffer severe burns from a violent oil heater explosion while doing repair work. . The explosion triggers the engine room fire detection system, initiates a fire alarm on the panel at the fire control station, and also activates the local automatic water mist system.
A chemical tanker was at anchor where her tanks were to be prepared for loading a new cargo of 50% sodium hydroxide solution, also known as caustic soda. Two crew were detailed to remove the residues of the previous cargo using a mobile pump. Read more inside.
The fire occurred in a container ship’s gymnasium. The crew responded properly to the event and quickly extinguished it. As a result of the fire, there was considerable smoke and fire damage to the bulkheads, ceiling and some sports equipment.
Neglecting specific guidelines for mooring and failing to move away from the snap back zone, a chief officer loses his life during mooring operation. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
On a tanker, the fire alarm in the engine room suddenly sounded. At the same time, the engine room crew saw small flames and smoke rising from the after exhaust manifold and cylinder heads of the running main engine. Read inside for the cause and solution.
Find out how high speed and heavy weather leads to the damage of turbocharger of the ship’s engine. Also learn about the steps that must to taken to prevent such accident on board ships.
A vessel was engaged in the discharge of gasoline to multiple small barges alongside; an operation that lasted seven days. Three days after the end of the cargo discharge operations, a member of the deck crew began to experience symptoms that appeared to be due to gasoline vapour exposure.
The capsizing of a chemical tanker ship – Ievoli Sun – led to huge causes of concern on account of huge potentiality of maritime ecosystem pollution. Find out more about the chemical tanker Ievoli Sun incident inside the article.
The crude oil tanker Amoco Cadiz was single-handedly responsible for one of the hugest maritime casualties in the late 1970s as it tipped over two hundred thousand tons of rock (crude) oil near the Brittanie coast line, near to the waters of the English Channel.