The radar had auto-acquired a target ahead and, with three nautical miles to go, a collision risk alarm was indicated on the screen. No audible alarm sounded, because these had been muted on the radar.
The crew was tasked with removing an air compressor motor from its enclosing cabinet. The motor was being lifted, it became stuck. As one of the crew members attempted to remove it, the motor released itself and swung out.
Two crew members were in opening the pilot access door when the vessel was hit by heavy seas that forced the door open and flooded the embarkation space. As the seawater swirled and splashed in the space it swept one crewman out of the door and into the sea.
The OIC of the aft mooring station did not notice the developing hazard of the fast-moving mooring line as his attention was on the attending mooring tug. The rope caught the crew member’s arm as it slid out, causing a fracture to his left forearm.
Scaffolding had been erected on top of hatch cover four of a general cargo vessel to allow two crewmembers to paint the crane jib while the vessel was underway.
A Collision takes place between an oil bunker barge and a general cargo ship, leading to seawater rushing into barge’s bridge, accommodation areas and engine room through the vessel’s open weathertight doors.
Lack of proper communication on board ships is one of the main reasons for accidents at sea. Chief officer Abhishek Bhanawat describes two real life incidents wherein lack of communication leads to unfavourable circumstances for the ship and its crew.
A crew member loses his life after falling overboard between the ship and the dock while working on the deck. Read inside the article to find more about the incident.
Unsafe cargo and unsafe anchorage leads to sinking of a bulk carrier. More than 600 tonnes of oil leaked into the sea and took more than three months to clean up. Learn more about the accident inside.