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Fire erupts on new Russian icebreaker at St. Petersburg

Two people were injured after a fire erupted onboard the new Russian diesel-electric icebreaker ‘Viktor Chernomyrdin’ which is currently under construction at Admiralty Shipyards, in St. Petersburg. The fire was first reported at about 1900 hrs Tuesday, engulfing an area of 300 square meters, on the third and fourth of the ship’s decks.

Worker dies on platform off Brazil

According to the Brazilian oil workers’ union Sindipetro-NF, an offshore oil worker died on the PNA-2 platform, on November 25. The accident took place while the worker was servicing a crane. On Sunday afternoon, the worker was killed by the accident that occurred on PNA-2 platform while he was operating a crane and was crushed by the equipment.

Dynamic loading contributes to deck slewing crane failure

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the slewing deck crane failure onboard the Maltese-flagged product tanker ‘Bozdag’, while the ship was in the port of Tallinn, on 28 November 2017. The report revealed that the dynamic loading and the sudden halt of the free falling loads were two major contributing factors to the failure of the deck slewing crane.

Injury while mooring: Time took higher priority over safety

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report into a serious injury onboard the Maltese-registered product tanker ‘Santa Maria’, in November 2017. The report indicated as immediate cause of the accident the crew member’s fall in close proximity to the rotating warping drum.

Container ship capsizes after collision on Yangtze River

The container ship Hua Yuan 9999 collided with the dry bulk vessel Pu Hui 1 on Yangtze River near Taicang Port, on November 27. After the collision Hua Yuan 9999’s containers fell overboard, and blocked the navigation channel of the Port.

Over 30 people killed after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 31 people have lost their lives and more than 50 are still unaccounted for, after a boat capsized on Lake Victoria in Uganda, Saturday, according to data provided by the Uganda Police Force. The police said that the key cause of the accident was over-loading and the vessel’s poor mechanical shape.

Watch: Ferry hits pier in San Francisco

On Friday afternoon, the US Coast Guard was notified of a ferry allision with pier at the San Francisco Ferry Building, involving the ferry ‘San Francisco’, reportedly carrying a total of 53 passengers onboard at the time.There were reports of two minor injuries that did not require treatment beyond first aid and no reports of pollution.  

Proper risk awareness needed when moving sharp objects

IMCA published an accident report focusing on a crewmember that had a crucial injury when trying to move a mud agitator with unprotected blades. To this result, the seafarer got his leg injured and was given first aid onboard and onshore. Luckily, the seafarer returned to the vessel the same day.

Proper communication vital for safe onboard operations

In its latest safety report IMCA analysed an accident concerning a seafarer suffering from a serious hand injury while using a quick release mattress handling beam. The causes addressed in the report were the lack of communication between the crew members and the design of the pin engagement mechanism and the width of the slings.

Diver injures his finger in attempt to close bell door

As IMCA informs, a diver had a major injury to his finger that could cause possible infection if he had not been decompressed. While the dive team was attempting to close a bell door, the door moved and pinched him causing a deep cut to his finger. 


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