The ship’s 4th engineer while inspecting the incinerator got his arm trapped. After evacuating, surgery was performed but to no avail and amputation of the forearm was unavoidable.
Accidents causing injuries to seafarers
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.
The ship’s junior wiper sustained very deep burns to his left palm while loading garbage in the incinerator. Unfortunately, after assessment by doctors, his four fingers were amputated.
A support vessel was carrying out operations. Due to the heading in relation to the prevailing seas and swell the ship was reported to be ‘slamming’.
The chief engineer (CE) and an assisting crew member were to remove some stainless steel bolts. In the process, the moving bolt crushed the CE’s finger against the recessed sleeve in which the nut and bolt were housed.
A crew member suffers severe laceration injuries to his left hand when carrying out mooring operation. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
While boarding a vessel a pilot suffered a concussion; a modified embarkation ladder hull magnet device disconnected from the ship’s hull and struck him on the head.
Several crew members were severely injured while lowing a fast rescue boat (FRB) because of faulty interlock and inefficient training. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
During mooring operation, a crew member tried to remove a loop by kicking it with his right foot while the winch was in motion. In the process, his foot got caught in the loop which dragged him towards the hauling winch.
A crew member’s right leg got entangled in the messenger line while carrying out mooring operation on board a ship. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
Many serious injuries (or deaths) are caused by falls from gangways or embarkation ladders. Vessel risk assessors frequently see gangways that are badly rigged or otherwise in a poor condition and witness dangerous working practices.
Three crew were in the process of overhauling a tank cleaning machine for one of the cargo tanks, when due to careless work practice one of the crewmen injured his finger badly.
On an LPG vessel, the ship’s crew suffered serious injuries while removing the valve spindle assembly of a stuck cargo discharge valve. Read the article to know more about the causes of the incident.
While getting off a ship, the pilot loses his grip when climbing down the ladder and falls onto the Pilot Boat. Read inside to know more about the accident.
A trainee engine cadet was instructed to clean the top of the waste oil tank, whose contents were maintained at about 70°C. Accidentally, his left leg stumbled into the tank and plunged into the hot oil, causing severe burns.
A crewman gets caught between the gangway and the ship’s rail while lifting the gangway on the deck via the deck crane. His upper body was crushed; first aid was applied and he was quickly evacuated to hospital.
While the ship was at a port for cargo operations, a seaman moving around the hatch coaming greasing the hatch lid landing pads, suddenly slips and falls inside the cargo hold, landing about 8.5 metres below on top of a container.
In a real accident, despite the attempts by the AB to secure the winch brake, the anchor chain continued to run out and the last length of chain broken loose from the chain locker, hitting and fatally injuring the AB fatally by the bitter end.
An engineer attempted to open the incinerator door while underway. His thumb was trapped and crushed between the door holder lever and the stopper plate. Read inside to know more about the accident.
During planned maintenance of the provision crane, the ship’s A/B fell off the ladder and landed heavily on the deck, leading to severe injury. Read the article to learn about the cause of the accident.
A 3rd Officer on board a cargo ship suffered burns to his hands and face when he wrongly used a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air compressor to refill an oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA) cylinder, causing it to explode.
While closing the hold, a hatch fell out of the hatch crane, causing the hatch crane to come off its rails on the starboard side. The first mate, who was operating the hatch crane alone from the operating platform, fell approximately eight meters into the hold. He suffered serious injuries as a result of this fall and was admitted to hospital in a critical state.
A crew member carelessly uses his right foot to kick a loop in the stern line while operating the mooring winch. In the process, his foot gets caught in the loop which drags him towards the hauling winch. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
While doing pressure testing of cargo hoses on a tanker ship, the junior officer who was part of the testing team got seriously injured when the connection between the water hose and cargo hose got detached and the flailing hose coupling hit his left leg.