The best way to deal with a fire on board ships is to prevent them rather than letting them occur. In this article, Chief Engineer Mahendra Singh provides an excellent general overview on the basics of fire prevention on board ships.
It is the duty of the safety officer to lookout for potential hazards and means of preventing incidents on board ships. Mentioned herein are things that ship safety officer must check.
While berthing a ship at night, a second officer fell into a cargo hold and lost his life due to serious injuries. The accident could have been easily avoided if some simple safety precautions would have been taken.
Read this article to find out about a true incident in which a seaman lost his life while working on one of the life boats without taking basic safety precautions.
Accidents at sea is a series wherein a number of real life accidents are described to make seafarers aware of various types of situations that can take place on board ships. Accidents at sea occur while working on ships mainly because of human negligence. One such human error has been described in this accident.