While lashing the cargo grab, a large wave washed on deck and the grab was pushed aft and to starboard, crushing one crew member between the grab and ship structure. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
Human remains of three of the four missing crew members after the fire aboard Maersk Honam have been found on board the vessel. At this point in time, the crew members remain unidentified.
A mooring rope parted at a point about 14 metres from the eye and hit the head of the ship’s OS, leaving him prone and bleeding between the mooring winch and the control stand. He was later declared dead at the hospital that same evening. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
Stevedores were securing containers on board a vessel with chain slings. During the securing of one container, the chain broke at the hook and hit a stevedore on the head.
Routine ’travelling manoeuvres’ of the vessel’s gantry crane by a ship’s officer were being undertaken at port. The assistant electrician, probably standing near the top of the hatch access ladder, was caught and fatally crushed between the hatch lifting hook and the guide beam of the moving gantry crane. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
The ship’s duty officer instructed a crew member to get samples of the cargo by entering the hold number six through the trunk that housed the Australian Ladder. The crew member never came back.
The crew of a large vehicle carrier was concluding a routine launching drill of the rescue boat in port. As the craft was coming up to its normal stowage position, a proximity sensor/limit or cut-off switch arrangement, that was designed to cut electrical power to the winch motor failed to operate correctly.
A ship’s fourth engineer lost his life from an observation glass explosion when he was draining accumulated water (condensate) from the main and auxiliary air receivers during his engine room checks. Read more about the cause of this unfortunate accident inside the article.