Side/pilot doors should be kept closed when not in use. Open side doors that are soon to be used should be attended by ship’s crew trained in their duties.
An engine room crew member Seriously injured his eye while dismantling the steering motor coupling chain. Read more about the incident inside the article.
In the early evening, the crew of a chemical tanker in ballast was preparing for departure and pilot advised the Master that he intended to use a mooring launch/tug to assist in maneuvering.
A bulk carrier was being loaded when the ship’s fire detection system activated. Soon after, fire alarms began sounding throughout the ship and many accommodation fire doors closed automatically. The third engineer went to investigate and saw smoke and flames coming from the generator fiat.
The port side rudder of an LPG carrier makes contact with the bottom during the pivoting manoeuvre, causing the rudder stock to turn within the steering gear actuator by almost 25 degrees from its midship position.
Unsafe practices lead to grounding of a car carrier with 1,633 cars and various heavy equipment loaded. All 24 crew successfully evacuated from the ship.
Earth fault starts fire on ship, igniting chair and other objects. Read more about the incident inside the article.
An ice-strengthened oil exploration support vessel suffers bottom contact due to uncharted shallow areas and rocks. Click here to read more about the incident.
There are no excuses for inadequate LOTO practices. This should be the first thing you do before any job that involves machinery with stored or potential energy release.
A ship engineer was injured in his face and arm while carrying out maintenance of ship’s elevator. Find out what lead to the accident inside the article.
While trying to implement an improvised work method, the ship’s crew member severely hurt his three fingers. Learn more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
Leaking vacuum relief valve located at the top of one of the loading arms leads to small oil spill. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Helmsman of a small tanker applied wrong helm inspite of receiving right directions from the master, eventually leading to grounding of vessel. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Damaged heating element, which is coiled around the drain pipe, was touching nearby boxed stores in the freezer of a ship; which eventually lead to fire.
When cargo handling had been ongoing on a general cargo vessel, the topping cable released from the winch drum and the crane arm fell into the cargo hold, landing about half a metre from the stevedores. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
A mooring boat sank after being crushed between a vessel and a jetty due to Inadequate communication and coordination between the mooring boat operator and the pilot. Learn more about the incident in the article.
An OS of a ship lost his life while entering a tank to recover a maintenance hatch cover, which has become dislodged from the deck in the lower tank dome. Find out more about the unfortunate incident inside the article.
A car carrier collides with another vessel as the OOW on the bridge was immersed in the task of planning the next voyage on paper charts. Read more inside the article.
A container vessel was leaving port in darkness under the con of a pilot. The third officer and the Master were also on the bridge and a helmsman was steering by hand. On leaving the container ship, the pilot was scheduled to embark on an inbound tanker near the entrance of the buoyed port channel. […]
Failure to close drop valve correctly after completion of sampling and inability to correctly identify the source of audible alarm in cargo control room leads to cargo overflow.
A crew member while removing outermost long lashing rod in preparation for discharge once berthed went overboard after losing balance. He was never found and was presumed drowned.
An unfortunate collision between two vessels leads to a massive explosion as a result of cargo tank ruptured and ignition of naphtha. Nine crew members were killed and several others injured. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
Find out how an unintentional operation of a shut-off valve caused grounding and sinking of a vessel, followed by closure of navigation channel for four days.
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.