Topic: Mars Reports

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

Quick action helps avoid vessel grounding

Quick and effective action in an urgent situation is often possible when the crew are thoroughly familiar with their ship. This was the lesson learned from a recent Mars Report in which a crew managed...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Near miss as pilot rope ladder fails

Pilot ladders need to be safe and thus in good condition. A recent Mars report describes a near miss when one of the ladder’s side ropes failed as a result of mould. The Mars reports are...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk