Topic: Maritime accidents

Unsafe berth leads to fatal fall in water

Don’t tolerate an unsafe situation against your own better judgment is the advice given by The Nautical Institute after a crew member died when he fell into the water at an unsafe berth. Despite the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Smart fishing nets are hailing ships by call sign

The Automatic Identification Systems-equipped fishing net problem seems to be increasing exponentially and constitutes ‘an accident waiting to happen’, according to The Nautical Institute. The picture above was taken on a recent trip from Shanghai...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

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

Container ships caught at violating safety rules

Despite the MSC Zoe disaster in the Dutch Wadden Sea at the beginning of last year, shipping companies still massively violate international rules on safety for large container ships. This follows from a major inspection...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Video: 5000-tonne crane of new DEME vessel collapses

The 5000-tonne heavy-lift crane of DEME’s new installation vessel Orion 1 has collapsed while undergoing load tests at Liebherr’s construction yard in Rostock. Five people sustained minor injuries and vessel and crane have suffered damage....Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk