During a third party survey, the surveyor made a request to test the emergency fire pump, what followed resulted in a close call when both the surveyor and chief engineer nearly collapsed due to refrigerant gas
This is one of a number of accidents notified to the Club relating to the explosive failure of glass fittings, pressure gauge glasses, manometers and light bulbs resulting in serious injuries to crew.
Lessons Learnt: Wet damage to cargo of maize
During the initial stages of the voyage, the vessel encountered heavy weather, with spray and seas shipped on deck and all hatch covers over a period of 8 days; this video explores how this affected the maize cargo
Lessons Learnt: Burn Injury to Engineer
When carrying out a routine inspection of the engine room, the first engineer noticed steam leaking from the main steam dump valve gasket
Lessons Learnt: Serious Injury to Pilot
In this Lessons Learnt video: In preparation for arrival in port the pilot ladder was rigged on the side of the vessel
Lessons Learnt: Bunker Spill
This video focuses on a spillage incident that occurred during a poorly planning bunkering operation, with neglect of the company's SMS procedures.
Lessons Learnt: Collision When Overtaking
A collision occurred between the subject tanker (4,829 GRT) and an overtaking dry cargo ship (93,152 gross tons) in conditions of good weather and visibility on the morning 4-8 watch
Fishing vessels may not always be relied upon to keep a good lookout, manoeuvre as expected or display the correct lights and signals where catching fish may be prioritised over compliance with the COLREGS
A fully loaded bulk carrier was proceeding at full sea speed on a south westerly course in the Mediterranean Sea in conditions of heavy weather.
Lessons Learnt: Enclosed Space Fatality
On a loaded bulk carrier, a bulkhead stool void space was due for periodical internal inspection. The C/O instructed the bosun to open the main deck lid to the vertical access trunk and place a small ventilation fan over the opening.