Alerts iconLTI – fall from height

A service engineer fell off a radar antenna and was seriously injured.  The incident happened after two service engineers from a subcontracted company were on a vessel for the day to install a new electronics board in a radar antenna.  The job was completed safely, and all documentation related to permit to work (PTW)and job … Continue reading “LTI – fall from height”

Alerts iconAccidental activation of emergency stop during saturation diving operations

What happened? Emergency stop buttons were accidently activated on a vessel engaged in Saturation Diving Operations in the 500m Zone.  This caused the Starboard Voith Schneider Propulsion (VSP) System to trip out.  Much happened in a single minute: at 09:27:00 DPOs noticed that a warning light on the Starboard Voith Control Station and Engine Room … Continue reading “Accidental activation of emergency stop during saturation diving operations”

Alerts iconNear miss: fire/explosion thermal runaway – lead acid battery

What happened? An overheated and swollen lead acid battery was found on-board a vessel. What went wrong? When charging, the temperature inside the affected battery rose beyond the critical level.  As the heat was unable to dissipate fast enough, the chemical reaction inside the battery accelerated and led to an even higher charging current and … Continue reading “Near miss: fire/explosion thermal runaway – lead acid battery”