Alerts iconCrush injury to hand while attempting to secure crane hook

What happened? While attempting to secure a crane hook to the deck handrail with a polypropylene rope, a rigger’s right hand was caught between the hook shank and the handrail.  He sustained a severe crush injury to hand and wrist, which required medical evacuation and multiple surgery. The task involved moving the auxiliary block (weight: … Continue reading “Crush injury to hand while attempting to secure crane hook”

Alerts iconCabling in ROV hanger inadvertently severed by the ROV launch and recovery frame

What happened? During weekly testing of the vessel emergency firefighting pump, the engineer discovered that he could not start the pump. What went wrong? Initial investigations identified that the electrical cables and hydraulic hoses serving the equipment had been severed.  Further investigation established that the cables and hoses in the ROV hanger had been inadvertently … Continue reading “Cabling in ROV hanger inadvertently severed by the ROV launch and recovery frame”

Alerts iconUse of surge protected devices on-board vessels

What happened? A surge protected extension lead failed resulting in it overheating and burning.  Surveyors heard an audible ‘snap’ and then observed that three of their monitors had lost power.  The vessel electrician was called to investigate and noted that a circuit breaker in the switchboard had tripped.  The electrician reset the breaker, which was … Continue reading “Use of surge protected devices on-board vessels”