A small multi-purpose vessel crewed by a Master, an officer, and two ratings was up-bound in a river system. The OOW tried to make a course alteration to starboard and noticed that the rudder was not responding normally.
The crew was tasked with removing an air compressor motor from its enclosing cabinet. The motor was being lifted, it became stuck. As one of the crew members attempted to remove it, the motor released itself and swung out.
A passenger ship was inbound in daylight and fair visibility. The Master gave the pilot a briefing regarding the ship’s maneuvering characteristics and soon after the pilot realized that the ship was proceeding dangerously close to a known rock shoal.
A car/truck carrier, loaded with new and used vehicles, was underway at sea when the fire alarm sounded in the cargo compartment on deck 1. After 26 minutes since the fire alarm had first sounded., the chief engineer was finally able to activate the system,
Lack of proper communication and no structured or formalised system to track the status of manually operated valves in the ballast system leads to flooding of steering gear room.
The starboard boat was lowered and raised without incident. When the same procedure was attempted with the port lifeboat, the aft davit arm lowered but the forward one did not. Find out what exactly happened inside the article.
Two crew members were in opening the pilot access door when the vessel was hit by heavy seas that forced the door open and flooded the embarkation space. As the seawater swirled and splashed in the space it swept one crewman out of the door and into the sea.