Topic: Accident investigation

Crew member falls into open manhole

An unattended, open manhole can pose a hazard on board ships and should be dealt with as such. The Nautical Institute gives advice on how to prevent such accidents in a recent Mars Report after...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
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Passenger ship has parking problem

The marine industry is unusual in that up to five people have to coordinate their movements and actions to manoeuvre a massive floating object safely to berth. Working as individuals, each in their own bubble,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
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Don’t cut corners when mooring your ship

Mooring a ship safely usually requires more than one person at each mooring station. In a recent Mars Report, the focus was on getting the job done instead of doing it safely. The work-around the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

How not to carry out work aloft on board a ship

Improvised procedures, wrongful use of machinery and equipment and bypassing safety switches. Sometimes a single Mars Report can tell you exactly how not to carry out a relatively simple task. The incident described here covers...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Ships wedged together after collision

A muted alarm went unnoticed resulting in a ro-ro vessel colliding with an anchored container ship. Neither the officer of the watch nor the bridge personnel on the container ship saw the accident coming. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk