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.
A container vessel loaded some containers of Aluminium Phosphide from an Asian port. During the voyage, the crew heard a number of small ‘explosions’ inside one of these containers, after which some smoke escaped past the rubber seals of the door. Read more inside.
Crew on a DP vessel were performing maintenance on the main power distribution bus circuit breakers; maintenance which was several years overdue. The vessel’s engineer attempted to restore power to these thrusters by closing the bus tie without synchronising two live buses (crash sync), causing a total loss of thrust and therefore loss of position.
On 13 February 2014 at 1530, the Danish container ship Svendborg Maersk departed from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The ship was bound for the Suez Canal, and subsequently the Far East. The master expected to encounter adverse weather conditions on the route. However, the forecast did not give rise to concern.
In a surprising incident, a fluke from a ship’s extremely heavy anchor broke as a result of dragging during anchorage. Fortunately, there was no accident.
Despite numerous attempts by the tanker’s crew to warn the bunker vessel during ship-to-ship operation, the crew and the bridge team on the bunker vessel failed to notice or react to the impending collision, leading to contact damage.
In carrying out hot work on board a vessel, neither the ship’s crew nor the shore personnel properly considered or mitigated the risk of fire, leading to fire inside the cargo hold.
An unplanned ship-to-ship transfer operation and non-compliance with OCIMF STS guidelines resulted in two vessels to come in contact, leading to minor damages. Learn about the accident, it’s causes and lessons learnt inside the article.
A tanker at anchor was preparing to moor a large bunker vessel on her port side to receive fuel. When she was nearly in position, the bunker vessel passed two stern lines to the tanker’s port quarter, where they were belayed on bitts. Due to the absence of any lines forward, the bow of the bunker vessel canted away, causing the sterns of the two vessels to close.
An engine room fire on board a bulk carrier leads to thick black smoke which reduces the visibility in the engine room and forces all staff to evacuate the machinery space. Read inside to learn about the root cause of the fire.
In anticipation of freezing winter conditions, all fresh and sea water lines on deck of a product tanker, including the tank cleaning lines drains, were left open as a precaution. The Chief Officer (C/O) on bridge watch noticed a small pool of oil cargo moving with the roll on the main deck starboard side. Read inside to know more.
The fire occurred in a container ship’s gymnasium. The crew responded properly to the event and quickly extinguished it. As a result of the fire, there was considerable smoke and fire damage to the bulkheads, ceiling and some sports equipment.
On a tanker, the fire alarm in the engine room suddenly sounded. At the same time, the engine room crew saw small flames and smoke rising from the after exhaust manifold and cylinder heads of the running main engine. Read inside for the cause and solution.
Find out how high speed and heavy weather leads to the damage of turbocharger of the ship’s engine. Also learn about the steps that must to taken to prevent such accident on board ships.
Accidents on ships are mainly a result of unsafe practices that are followed by the ship’s crew. In this article we have describe a real life incident which explains how oily rags can lead to engine room fire.