Safety depends on training and good procedures, says The Nautical Institute in its latest Mars Report in which an explosion occurred on a ship during venting operations. In this instance, there were no written procedures for safe tank venting and equipment designed...
Oil tanker BW Rhine has been damaged by an explosion in the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The explosion was allegedly caused by an ‘external source’, reports shipping company Hafnia. The company reports that a fire also broke out on board the...
Before commencing gas freeing operations, air moving equipment has to be grounded. On a tank barge where this was not carried out properly, static electricity caused an explosion. The incident was covered in a recent Mars Report. These reports are compiled...
Last Friday, the US Coast Guard evacuated a wounded man from the Laura Maersk (4258 TEU) almost five hundred kilometres off the coast of Maryland. It concerned a crew member, who had suffered serious burns during an explosion in the engine room. Because of the large...
Fire fighting operations on board of the ro/ro carrier Höegh Xiamen are still ongoing following a fire outbreak in the port of Jacksonville, USA on June 4th. The 21 crew members of the vessel were safely evacuated, but eight firefighters were injured during the...
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