Accumulation of dirt in a fire main isolation valve can cause it to start leaking. In a recent Mars Report, this deficiency was found during a port state control inspection and needed to be repaired before the ship could leave the port. A transcript of the incident as...
Although ballast water exchange may seem an everyday task, a leak or spill can have serious consequences due to the sheer amount of water involved. A hole in the scupper line from the CO2 room recently caused a cement carrier’s steering gear room to flood. The...
Entangled fencing used as an anti piracy precaution may suddenly come free from the fender or break while docking, posing a potential threat for crew or linesmen. It could also lead to a potential claim from the port if port fenders are damaged. Mars pays attention to...
In rough weather, a vessel’s roll pattern can be amplified from time to time. Therefore, crew members should keep their guard up at all times. In a recent Mars Report, a crew member was injured after losing his balance. A transcript of the event: The OOW was...
Never go into an enclosed space to save a victim unless you are equipped with full breathing apparatus equipment. Although most seafarers know the risks of entering enclosed spaces, accidents still abound, such as the one reported by the latest Mars Reports. Mars...
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