During lifeboat drill on a passenger vessel, the officer and crew member, who were not wearing any form of personal restraint, slipped from the smooth coach roof and fell 22 metres into the water below. Read inside to find out what caused the accident.
An engine room fire on board a bulk carrier leads to thick black smoke which reduces the visibility in the engine room and forces all staff to evacuate the machinery space. Read inside to learn about the root cause of the fire.
In anticipation of freezing winter conditions, all fresh and sea water lines on deck of a product tanker, including the tank cleaning lines drains, were left open as a precaution. The Chief Officer (C/O) on bridge watch noticed a small pool of oil cargo moving with the roll on the main deck starboard side. Read inside to know more.
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.
Over half-a-decade ago, Toxic waste dumped by the tanker ship Probo Koala in and around the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast led a huge wave of toxicity throughout the city. Find out more about the toxic ship inside the article.
The unexpected casualty of the MSC container ship Napoli in the British waters, five years ago, left an indelible mark upon the international container shipping sector. Know more about MSC Napoli accident inside the article.
Operated by the German shipping enterprise MSB Niederelbe for the Conti Reederei conglomerate, MSC Flaminia is a container vessel which caught fire in the month of July and had to be abandoned.
Burns and injury caused by steam are known to be more severe than those caused by hot water.In this article, we have described a real life accident wherein one seafarer lost his life because of steam leakage and other was severely hurt.
This is a true incident in which three lives were lost on board ship on the same day because of the failure to follow basic confined space entry procedures.
This horrible accident took place on a container ship with elevator facility. The deceased person could have been easily saved if proper safety procedures would have been followed.
Read this article to find out about a true incident in which a seaman lost his life while working on one of the life boats without taking basic safety precautions.
Accidents on ships are mainly a result of unsafe practices that are followed by the ship’s crew. In this article we have describe a real life incident which explains how oily rags can lead to engine room fire.
Accidents at sea is a series wherein a number of real life accidents are described to make seafarers aware of various types of situations that can take place on board ships. Accidents at sea occur while working on ships mainly because of human negligence. One such human error has been described in this accident.
Low load operation has an adverse affect on marine engines resulting in major problems such as carbon deposits and reduction in time between overhaul. Learn how to counter Low Load Operating Conditions of Ship’s Main Engine.
Hull failure condition though not a very common thing in shipping should be tackled in an extremely smart and cautious way. In order to ensure this, hull failure scenarios are carried out on ships as a part of ship’s safety drills. We bring to you a free sample of hull faiture scenario.
The August of 2010 saw the collision of two cargo ships MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia off the Mumbai coast. The collision resulted into spilling of containers and oil along the full coastline. MSC Chitra, which was carrying 1219 containers, 2662 tons of fuel, 283 tons of diesel, and 88040 litres of lubricating oil, capsized and sank into the sea, creating maximum damage to the area.