Acute situational awareness around lines under tension is a critical attribute to avoid bad consequences. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which a stern line snapped, killing a crew member on impact. The Nautical Institute gathers...
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...
Mooring mishaps abound in the maritime industry and the consequences are serious. In its latest Mars Report, The Nautical Institute once again stresses the dangers of working with mooring lines, despite that the incident discussed “only” resulted in...
Mooring lines still cause many shipping accidents. In its latest Mars Report, The Nautical Institute describes an accident in which a crew member was struck by a messenger line. The organisation stresses that even such a relatively thin line can cause serious injury...
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...
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