Damaged guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald has left the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Japan on Friday to begin the trip to the U.S. Gulf Coast for more than a year of repairs.
Real Life Accidents of Vessel Damage
A ship’s starboard anchor slips and punctures the hull, flooding the bow thruster and emergency fire pump compartments. Read more about the accident inside the article.
Leaky paints and thinner cans lead to fire on board oil tanker in dry dock. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
As the crane commenced lowering the double block towards the vessel’s deck, the single whip line ball and hook assembly detached from the crane and landed on top of the safe haven of the vessel. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Deviating from the original course in order to save time leads the vessel to bottom contact. The vessel had to enter dry dock for repairs; there was paint damage and some scratches up to frame 88.
Unsafe cargo handling procedures associated with manual draining of hydrates from the drain line on the outlet of re-liquefaction condensers leads to fire on an LPG ship.
Poor and incomplete exchange between master and pilot lets to vessel’s starboard bow making contact with the quay. Learn more about the incident inside the article.
Boiler explosions and defects, although not common, do happen from time to time and have the potential for very serious consequences.
Inability of the ship’s OOW to keep proper lookout and over reliance on AIS information leads to collision. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
The information contained in this Preliminary report is released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 and is derived from the initial investigation of the occurrence.