Alerts iconMOB fatality from multi-cat

What happened? A member reports a man overboard fatality which occurred from a multi-cat engaged in shallow water construction in an inshore environment. The task involved recovery and re-arrangement of a pipeline configuration, consisting of 3 x 300m sinker-pipe, which was connected to shore using 7 floating  pontoons. Three separate pipes were used for dewatering … Continue reading “MOB fatality from multi-cat”

Alerts iconMSF: Potential dropped objects – nets or tarps to cover cargo?

What happened? Marine Safety Forum Safety Alert 20-04 describes a potential dropped object (PDO) during cargo operations. A wooden baton of the type often used to support covers attached to open topped Cargo Carrying Units (CCUs), was discovered jammed against the underside of a cargo basket. Finding this PDO prompted the operator to carry out … Continue reading “MSF: Potential dropped objects – nets or tarps to cover cargo?”

Alerts iconUSCG: Automatic identification system (AIS) inaccuracies led to fatalities

The United States Coastguard (USCG) has published Safety Alert 04-20 relating to an incident where a causal factor in a number of fatalities was incorrect information entered into vessel AIS (Automatic Identification Systems). Accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation. What happened? During the hours of darkness, two towing vessels were … Continue reading “USCG: Automatic identification system (AIS) inaccuracies led to fatalities”

Alerts iconCrewman fatally injured while stood on the stern ramp of Seatruck Progress

What happened? The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published Accident Investigation Report 10/2020 into the death of the Third Officer of Seatruck Progress, when he was struck and fatally injured by a freight vehicle semi-trailer while standing on the vessel’s stern ramp. What went wrong? The semi-trailer was being pushed ashore by one … Continue reading “Crewman fatally injured while stood on the stern ramp of Seatruck Progress”