The Bridge Operator was lucky he wasn’t inside the operator’s shack, as the 238-foot yacht ripped the shack clean off the bridge.
Incorrect information by the loading computer leads to tilting of the vessel. Know more about the incident inside the article.
Ship bosun loses his balance and falls into the sea after the wire to which the fall arrestor was attached fails. Find out more about the unfortunate event inside the article.
Ship’s second engineer gets himself injured when the free-fall lifeboat was unexpectedly launched into the sea while carrying out maintenance. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
An oiler got injured in the ship’s engine room after stepping into an open floor plate while carrying out overhauling work. Find out how this accident happened inside the article.
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.
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 engine cadet was asked to complete the job of topping up the cooling system on one of the four main engines. As the cadet removed the cap from the upper-temperature header tank, water at 90˚C and 7 psi were released spraying across both of his forearms.
In spite of taking several safety precautions on ships, accidents on lifeboats still occur on board. Learn about the main reasons that lead to lifeboat accidents on ships and what are the measures taken to prevent them.