Topic: Mars-reports

Incorrect Helm Application Goes Unnoticed

During pilotage, incorrect helm application or incorrect helm order are two errors that are easily made. In a recent Mars Report, a bulk carrier suffered water ingress after such an error. A transcript of what happened: A...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
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Gas Vapour Detected in a Ballast Tank

A crack in the drain line of the inert gas (IG) deck seal drain line recently caused gas vapours to enter the ballast tank of a tanker. Inspections of IG lines should go further than...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Wrong Helm Order Causes Crash

Thinking out loud before acting is one way for a pilot to communicate his or her intentions and giving the bridge team a chance to provide input or catch errors in time. A lesson learned...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk