A ship’s master dies of drowning after falling from the gangway. The master was returning from shore leave and was supposedly under the influence of alcohol.
A chemical cleaning expert dies from a boiler explosion after chemical cleaning on an LNG tanker. Insufficient ventilation of flammable gases from the steam drum and introduction of hot halogen lamp resulted in a fatal explosion. Read more about the accident inside the article.
A crew member, part of the ship’s aft mooring team, dies as a result of an accident during mooring operation after suffering fracture dislocation of the cervical spine. Find out more about this serious accident inside the article.
An accident on a cargo ship discharging copper sulphide concentrate leaves three people dead after the oxygen in cargo hold is consumed by copper concentrate. Find out more about this unique accident inside the article.
Use of incorrect Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), inadequate safety briefing, and failure to use breathing apparatus almost kills the ship’s chief officer and seaman from hydrogen sulphide exposure.
While berthing a ship at night, a second officer fell into a cargo hold and lost his life due to serious injuries. The accident could have been easily avoided if some simple safety precautions would have been taken.
An accident on board a ship during rough weather threw the crew overboard while they were attempting to secure the nylon mooring lines at the aft deck. Despite the best efforts of the vessel and search and rescue (SAR) services, the two men could not be recovered.
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.
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.