General average is a clause in the shipping industry which is put into action during an accident wherein the cargo has to be sacrificed in order protect lives and ship’s property. Find out about the importance of general average inside the article.
Ship collision is the term used when a ship hits another ship, marine structure or a port. Ship collision often leads to loss of property and human lives. Learn more about ship collision inside the article.
Safety of life at sea is the highest concern in the shipping industry and therefore several norms and regulations have been laid down to meet the minimum level of safe operation and procedures to avoid any mishap. In spite of all the regulations, some accidents are hard to avoid. Thus, SOLAS clearly describes the minimum…
A 260-ton Westport yacht is shown taking off from a fuel dock Monday at the Port Angeles Boat Haven before plowing into a dock Monday morning, damaging five boats, including a small research vessel.
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.
Ship collision is an extremely dangerous accident which can lead to a major disaster if necessary steps are not taken in time. Learn about ten important points to consider during ship collision accident.
Even after all safety systems and checklists in place, accidents still place on board ships. Lives are often lost and damage to property at times is very severe. The basic questions that comes to one’s mind is – why in spite of all checks and preventive systems, accidents still take place on ships?
In case of unfortunate accidents at sea wherein the crew has to abandon the ship, the master should perform certain duties as mentioned in the article.
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.