The pilot was on board and the gangway was to be secured for sea. It was hooked on to the deck crane and lifted away from the ship’s side, then brought slowly down to the stowed position. Just before the gangway was in the stowed position the topping cylinder broke away from the crane jib and the crane arm gave way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.