Topic: Mars Report

Soot blowing causes deck fire

Loose garbage on deck is always a hazard, for fires but also for safety and cleanliness, warns The Nautical Institute. In a recent Mars Report, the Institute describes how soot blowing on board a ship...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Rain causes negative pressure in cargo tanks

Mooring activities interfered with an inert gas system alarm on board a tanker, causing a negative pressure to develop in the tanks as a result of rain. The Nautical Institute discusses the incident in its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Fast ferry almost collides with submarine

A submarine’s command team made a number of errors that could have led to a high speed collision with a ferry, the most notable of which was staying at periscope depth instead of deep diving...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Windward door causes crew member injury

Always try and use the doors that are in the lee, protected from the wind. The Nautical Institute gives this advice after a crew member had to be transferred to hospital after being hit in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk