Topic: Accident prevention

Ignoring the gangway proves fatal for vessel visitor

The Nautical Institute warns that embarkation/disembarkation needs to controlled rigorously after a recent incident in which someone fell into the water between ship and quay and subsequently drowned. The incident is discussed in a recent...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Assumptions lead to ships colliding

Every time you assume an action will be taken by another party without verifying directly with them, the door to a potential accident is opened, says The Nautical Institute. A recent Mars Report illustrates the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Crew member crushed by tween deck pontoon

The Nautical Institute discusses a crew member dying after getting stuck between a pontoon and a bulkhead in a recent Mars Report. According to the Institute, the operation lacked good communication, co-ordination, and control.Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk