High-pressure fuel leak spraying on the port engine’s turbocharger leads to fire in the ship’s engine room. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Unsafe practices lead to grounding of a car carrier with 1,633 cars and various heavy equipment loaded. All 24 crew successfully evacuated from the ship.
Learn about the common reasons for enclosed lifeboat release mechanism accidents on board ships and ways to prevent them.
On board a vessel, the winch wire rope parted while raising the rescue boat with three crew members inside. The boat hit the water in free-fall, about 13 metres below. One crew was later pronounced dead and the other two were diagnosed with serious injuries. Know more about the incident inside the article.
On a general cargo ship at anchor, the crew cleaned hold using the ship’s mobile scaffolding tower to access areas around the top of the hold and under the main deck. As they reached the top platform, the entire tower fell towards the after bulkhead.
The ship was at anchor, crew members were painting in holds. Five sections of scaffolding were used to allow access to an area of the bulkhead up to about 9 metres above the tank top. Crucially, and in contrast with the morning’s activity, neither of the two crew aloft wore safety harnesses or used the safety lines.
A passenger ferry loaded with 22 vehicles and with 59 passengers on board hits an island and sinks. Read more about the accident inside the article.
An officer was undertaking his inspections of the various life saving appliances on a relatively new (two years) small coastal vessel. His inspection revealed that the starboard man overboard life-ring launcher, located aft and below the bridge due to design considerations, was inadequate from a design standpoint.