Topic: Maritime accidents

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
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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

Ship hits wind turbine near Borkum

A ship has sailed into a wind turbine near the German Wadden Island of Borkum. Three crew members were injured, one of whom is in bad shape, according to the German rescue brigade. The vessel Njord...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