lessons learned

ATSB investigation: Crew fatally injured during elevator repairs

ATSB issued a report on a crew fatality in the elevator trunk on the container ship OOCL Kuala Lumpur, in June 2018. While driving the elevator from the cage top, the electro-technical officer became trapped between the moving cage and the bulkhead, and was fatally injured. 

Transport Malta Investigation: Damage to equipment leads to inadvertent release of free-fall lifeboat

As Transport Malta informs in its report on MV Leopold Staff, while the vessel was underwa to Durban, South Africa, the crew members decided to carry out maintenance and test the free-fall lifeboat launching arrangement. However, as the lifeboat was off the ramp, the hoisting slings started to slide out from their ferrules, until the lifting block recoiled and the lifeboat slid to the water.

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