There have been reports of mooring ropes containing pieces of metal and tags entwined within the yarns. In its latest Mars Report, The Nautical Institute warns of the hazards of such ropes in its latest Mars Report and urges crew to inspect berthing lines at every...
Two tankers met at a specified ship-to-ship transfer (STS) area, and were secured together as shown in the diagram. Despite calm weather, one of the spring lines broke as a result of chafing damage. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of maritime accidents and...
The Nautical Institute discusses another fatal mooring accident in its latest Mars Report. In this case, a lack of communication and a cluttered deck led to a stern line getting caught in the propeller, which then snapped and hit a crew member. The Nautical Institute...
Improper mooring of ships can have serious consequences. When noticing some possible mooring arrangement problems with a vessel at birth, an attentive observer took a picture and sent it to The Nautical Institute for its Mars Report. Can you spot the errors? The...
Maersk will begin implementation of Snap Back Arrestor (SBA) ropes on the mooring lines used to hold vessels in place while docked in port for (un)loading. Instead of snapping back in unpredictable ways at great speed when broken, this type of rope will simply drop to...
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