These reports are actual incidents contributed by Students from various PostSea courses of HIMT, Chennai in the interest of marine safety.
Actual identities have been deliberately witheld.
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Fire Accident In Dry Dock
Interaction On Personal Safety
Preparation Prior Decarb
Death From Heat Stroke
Personal Safety-1
Near-Miss
Personal Safety-2
Oiler Drank Electro Solvent
 
   
Fire In Exhaust Gas Boiler
Personal Safety 3
Encounter At Sea
Machinery Breakdown
Machinery Failure
Deaths In Ballast Tank
Washed Overboard
Value Of Emergency Machinery
   
     
Overhaul Precautions
Loss Of Dredge Vessel
Purifier Problems
Auxiliary-Drive Chain Breakage
Accident Safety
Machinery Failure
Communication
Missing Safety Locks On Chain Block Hooks
Personal Safety 4
 
Holed Turbocharger Casing
Freon Burns
Lo Contamination
Cylinder Head Cracks
Lump On Un-Helmeted Head!
Machinery Failure
Generator Failure
Crankcase Explosion
Machinery Failure
Broken Glasses
Co2 Room Accident
Personal Safety
Air Compressor Failure
     
     
Dangers Of Radar Scanner
Problems With Diesel Generators
Fatal Fall
M.E. Distributor Failure
Accident When Changing Fan Belt
Experience On Personnel Safety
Machinery
Governor-Air Cylinder Linkage Failure
Deaths In Bow-Thruster Compartment
Problems With M.E. Roller Bearings
Hydraulic-Linefatality-24th Nov 2003
Turbo Charger Bearing Failure
 
Step-Ladder Lashing Failure Death
Injury From Portable Grinder
Confined Space deaths
Damage To Auxiliary Engine
Training Juniors : A Personal View
Digit Lost In Wire Falls
Seized Fire Pump
Mooring Winch Failure
Eye Injury
Aux Boiler – Blow Back Burns
Delay In Response Leads To Damage To Pump Casing
Steam Burn
Steering Failure
     
     
Main Engine Breakdown
Main Engine Break Down 2
Trouble With L.O. Filters
Crankcase Explosion
Rags On Fire
Max Rpm
Fire In Swimming Pool
Poor Control Of Load
Fire In Container
Liner Damage - Main Engine B & W 6l60 Mc
Safety Is Paramount
Communication Is Key
Damaged Threads Cause Accident
 
Lub Oil Interruption
Machinery Damage
Camshaft Coupling Failure
Personal Safety An Incident
Oversight Leads To Machinery Failure
Rudder Severely Bent At Grounding
Crankcase Fire
Fingers Caught In Machinery
Fire In Accommodation
Fingers Caught In Belt
Jammed Bearing
Fire On Streamline Lagging
Cracked Barrel
     
     
Damage To Main Engine
Another Lesson In Safety
Overdue Maintenance?
Fw Contamination Of Lub Oil
Dangerous Chemical Splash
Lost Overboard While Rigging Pilot Ladder
Chemical Fire In Container
Rising Generator Sump
Safety Working Goggles
Fire Ball From Frame Hydraulic Leak
Cracked Camshaft
Injury From Sheered Coupling
Camshaft Key & Keyway Failure
 
Rag In Filter Causes Auxiliary Breakdown
Lost Digit
Understanding Safety
The Value Of Timely Action
A Basic Principle
Damaged Threads
Damage To Main Engine
Training Of Shipboard Trainers
Death
Machinery Failure
Rudder Damage During Grounding
Last Minute Oil Transfer
Fire From A Cigarette Butt
Main Engine Breakdown
     
     
Injury While Securing Steel Plates
Fire In Er
Sledgehammer Injury
Crankshaft Failure Of Shipboard Hydro blaster
Cyclonic Conditions
Damage To Ae Piston
Toilet Trip Led To Collision
Lo Over-Consumption Resolved
Fire From Fuel Leak
Bled To Death
Machinery Failure
Accident Or Negligence
Death By Gantry
 
Unsafe Practices Prior Introduction Of Ism
Seal Ring Failure In Main Air Compressors
Head Injuries After Fall
Bilge Water In Air Cooler
Lub-Oil Leak Through Seawater Side
Problem With Air Cooler
Engine Room Fire
Excessive Vibration Of Aux. Engines
Damage From Starting Up Without Blowing Through
Broken Camshaft Bolts
Turbo Generator Failure
Personal Observations
     
     
Turbocharger Trouble
Unsafe Boarding Practice Leads To Loss Of Life
Inexperience Leads To Ae Seizure
Oil Spill At Mumbai High
Damage To Fuel Injection Pump
Meat Room Accidents
Ae Crankshaft Failure
Fire Aboard Motor Tanker
Rag In Filter Auxiliary Breakdown
Lost Digit
Understanding Safety
The Value Of Timely Action
 
A Basic Principle
Damaged Threads
Damage To Main Engine
Training Of Shipboard Trainers
Death
Machinery Failure
Rudder Damage During Grounding
Last Minute Oil Transfer
Injury While Securing Steel Plates
Fire In Er
Sledgehammer Injury
Crankshaft Failure Of Shipboard Hydro blaster
     
     
Cyclonic Conditions
Damage To Ae Piston
Toilet Trip Led To Collision
Lo Over-Consumption Resolved
Fire From Fuel Leak
Jubilee Clip Causes Engine Failure At Crucial Stage
Auxiliary Engine Troubles
Narrow Escape
Blackout In Mississippi
Reactions To A Fire Emergency
Boiler Difficulties
Boiler Water Burns
Difficulties With Lube Oil System
 
Fatal Fire In Engine Room
Creaked Liner
Compressor Explosion
Trapped In Cold Hold
Water In Ae Turbocharger
Heart Attack From Change In Temperature
A/C Compressor Failure
Training Onboard Training Personnel
Injury From Hot Oil Spill
M/C Failure
Burns From Ejected Hot Water
Tc Lub Oil Failure
     
     
Main Engine Breakdown
Cracked Exhaust Valve
Death In Enclosed Spac
Snapping Of Gantry Electrical Cables
Turbo Charger Breakdown
Bunker Contaminant Led To Breakdown
Burn Injury While Opening Steam Flange
Hatch Roller Crushes Thumb
Flooding Through Open Pump
Seaman Fell To Death
Fall To Death In Elevator Shaft
Damage To Boiler Tubes
 
Fire In Engine Room
Death From Steam Leak
Trouble With Bellows
Death In Cargo Hold
Crane Accident Leads To Fuel Spill
Electrical Shock On Bulk Carrier
Overheated Injectors Lead To Me Break Down
Main Engine Exhaust Valve Failure
Steam Turbine Explosion
Generator Breakdown
Fire From Burst Fuel-Hose
Costly Carelessness
Auxiliary Boiler Furnace Collapse
     
     
Main Engine Air Cooler Leaking
Care Not Exercised During Overhauling
Auxiliary Boiler Tube Failure
Frequent Scavenge Fires In Seltzer Engines
Auxiliary Engine On Blended Oil
Jcw Pump Running In Wrong Direction
Main Engine Fuel Pump Discharge Pipe Seating
Material Failure
Auxiliary Engine Break Down
Auxiliary Engine Turbocharger Failure
Main Engine Fuel Pump Problem
Jcw Inlet Valve Spindle Breakage
Blackout While Attending To Leakages
 
Complacency
Human Error
Fw Leakage On Auxiliary Engine
Jcw Cooler Choked With Mud And Silt
Near Miss ! !
Importance Of Improving Awareness Among Juniors
Major Break Down In An Auxiliary Engine
Bottom End Bolt Failure
Fire Due To Ignorance
Main Engine Fuel Pump Base Holding Screws
Main Engine Starting On Air But Tripping Immediately
Cpp Remote Indication Failure Leading To Accident
     
     
Engine Fails To Start On Fuel Due In Scavenge Space
Boiler Back Fire
Break Down Of Turbocharger
Importance Of Using Original Spares
Material Failure
Insufficient Cooling Water
Cpp – Link Failure
Fire In The Engine Room
Port State Inspection And Wrong Detention Of Vessel
Steering Gear Failure
Air Lock In The Fuel Mixing Column
Missing Circle - Lock For Gudgeon Pin
 
Good Watch Keeping
Bunker Spill
Lo Sump Contamination Due To Cooler Leakage
Vessel Grounding
Crank Case Explosion
Turbocharger Holed
Accident To Personnel
Vessel Grounding
Importance Of Instrument Air Drier System
Engine Room Fire
Breakdown Of The Drive Gear In An Auxiliary Engine
The Instrument Air Drier Not Working
     
     
Excess Clearance Between Shroud Casing And Blades
Vibration Causing Damage
Malfunctioning Of Valve In Pneumatic Control System
Improper Watch keeping And Wrong Communication
Improper Fixing Of Gasket For Manhole Door
Ignorance And Negligence
Importance Of Proper Cleaning Before Fitting
Importance Of Inspection Before After Major Overhaul
Beware ! Alcohol Can Cause Extensive Damages
 
Improper Fitting After Overhaul
Bulk Carrier - Crane Break Down
Transferring Of Sludge Into Holding Tanks
Intermediate Shaft B Earring Failure
Inspection Of Scavenge Manifold And Keeping It Clean
Beware - Ice Pieces
Failure Of Cw Pump Bearing Leading To A/E Major Damage
Failure Of Fuel Cut Off Cylinder
Corruption Of Pcb In Bridge Control Console
Auxiliary Engine Governor Drive Gear Failure
Seawater Valves Not Holding, Leading To Flooding
Human Error And While Carrying Out Maintenance Work
     
     
Main Engine Air Start Valve Renewal
Reduction In Propeller Diameter Leading To Performance
Improper Fitting Of The Inert Gas Line N/R Valve
test
A 2/E’s Experience
Failure Of Battery Charger
Main Engine Electronic Governor Problem
Main Engine Improper Fitting Of The 'O' Rings On The Cooling Water Line To Exhaust Valve
Breakage Of Exhaust Gas Manifold Bellows
Air Loss From Exhaust Valve Sealing Air System
Engine Not Running On Fuel Due To Lack Of Scavenge Air
Manufacturing Problem
 
M/E Maneuvering Wrong Way Alarm
Auxiliary Engine – Fuel Pump Plungers Not Correctly
Main Engine Control Air Supply Failure
Auxiliary Engine Break Down
Electrical Short Circuit Leading To Fire In The Galley
Auxiliary Engine Breakdown Due To Failure Of Connecting Rod Bottom End Bolts
Points To Be Observed And Followed
Near Miss
Main Engine – Fuel Pump Follower Roller Stuck
Main Engine Exhaust Valve Cage Lub Oil ‘O’ Damaged
Emergency Fire Pump Inoperative Negligence Maintenance
Boiler Incidents - Communication And Alertness
     
     
Main Engine Problem – Fuel Pump Timings
Bunker Problem
Auxiliary Engine - Fatigue Failure Leading To Damages
Alternator Burnt – Sw Falling On Top Of The Alternator
Main Engine Sump Lub Oil Contamination
Lack Of Knowledge And Improper Handling Of Machinery
Emergency Generator Engine Break Down
Maine Engine-Liner Crack
Personal Injury Due To Human Fatigue – Safeties Not Observed
Auxiliary Engine Break Down
Dredger – Main Engine Thrust Bearing Failure
Main Engine – Air Distributor – Timing Shifted
 
Main Engine – Crankshaft Shearing Off
Negligence Of Safety Precautions
Fatal Accident While Disembarking In Suez Canal
Accidents In Passenger Ships
Collision
Tanker Related Case Studies
Pollution
Fire Related Incidents
Incidents In Bulk Carriers, Cargo Ships Etc
Drifting Of Vessel (Anchor) Lack Of Communication
Mooring Ropes Parting
Life Boat Related Incidents
     
     
Improper Ship Handling By Pilot Leading To Damage
Debriefing During Ism Audit Held On Board
Main Engine Related Breakdowns And Case Studies
Waters Entering The Fuel Tank
Cylinder Lubricator Drive Wheel Breakage
Safety Precautions Not Observed
Overboard Valves On The Main Sea Water Line Damaged
Auxiliary Engine Connecting Rod Damage Due To Water Leakage
Crane Problem In A Bulk Carrier
Fatal Accident Of A Seaman Due To Improper Communication
 
Grounding
Alcoholism
Timely First Aid Helped In Saving A Life
Pollution
Pollution Of Sea By Diesel Oil At Anchorage
Oil Spill While Bunkering
Water Hammering Due To Improper Draining Of Water
Fire Alarm
Emergency Air Compressor Not Building Up Pressure
Assumptions And Laziness Leading To Cargo Delay
Fire In The Cargo Hold
Auto Ignition
     
     
Delay In Fighting The Fire
Tidal Port – Vessel Ramming Into The jetty
Drifting Of Vessel
Mooring Ropes Parting
Damage To Ship’s Crane During Discharge Of Coal
Crane Problem In A Bulk Carrier
Importance Of Keeping The Hydraulic In Circulation
Importance Of Lowering The Life Boat In Unlade Condition
Life Boat Falls N Ot Maintained Properly
Improper Ship Handling By Pilot Leading To Damage
Debriefing During Ism Audit Held On Board
 
Cylinder Liner Breakdown While Leaving Harbor
Cam Slipping
Air Starting Line Explosion
Main Engine Failure And Near Miss Incident
Crank Case Explosion – Damage To The Personnel
Sea Water Ingress Into The Main Engine Sump
Scavenge Drain Choked
Without Proper ‘Swl’
Economizer – Chemical Soot Blowing
Main Engine Piston Crown Getting Holed
Main Engine Stoppage Due To Black Out
Main Engine Failure
Starting Failure
Bad Quality Bunkers
     
     
Air Cooler Retuning
Improper Placement Of Spherical Washer
Excessive Greasing Of Fuel Pump Rod
Non Restoration Of A Valve In The Fuel Line After Work
Main Engine Turbocharger Break Down
Economizer Failure
Yammer Engine
Failure Of Crankshaft
Auxiliary Engine Connecting Rod Damage Due To Water Leakage
Complacency
Port State Control
Diesel Oil Service Tank
Damages At Port Blair Due To Tsunami
Improper Communications
 
Fatal Accident Due To Negligence / Lack Of Knowledge
Abnormal And Suicidal Behavior Of A Seafarer
Non Use Of Gangway For Entering And Leaving The Ship
The Fire In A Passenger Vessel
Water Collection In Db Tank Of A Double Hull Tanker
Fire In Cargo Hold Due To Forgetfulness
Fire In Galley Due To Improper Safety Awareness
Improper Checks And Maintenance Leading To Chaos
Main Engine Cross Head Bearing Damage
Cross Head Bearing Failure
Careless Working Leading To Loss Of Limb
Oil Pollution In Hamburg, Arrest Of The Vessel
Surprising Facts Observed In Venezuelan Port, Port Puerto Ortiz
Near Miss Man Over Board
     
     
Near Miss Situation While Anchoring
Pitch Failure
Man Overboard Incidence
Loss Of Fingers Due To Carelessness
Auto Ignition - Due To Garbage Accumulation - Sort Of Bacterial Fire
Rescue Operation At Sea
Grounding Of A Reefer Vessel
Grounding Of Dredger
Uscg Harassment In The Aftermath Of September, 11th Incident
Improper Identification Of Tan Ks Leading To Contamination
Causality Due To Not Taking Proper Precautions And Due To Improper Communication
Improper Communication / Absence Of Check Lists Leading To Causality
Scavenge Fire During Sea Trial
 
Piece Of Rag In The Lubricating Oil Filter Causing The Damage To The Bearing
Stern Tube Barings Failure
Fire Due To Improper House Keeping
Near Miss
Fatigue, Depression, Work Pressure Causing Stress
'Sunami'
Tsunami - Relief Materials To Andaman Islands
Ship's Power Failure Causing Panic
Damage Due To Windlass Brake Not Holding
Improper Lubrication To Turbocharger
Cam Shaft Driving Wheel Bolts Getting Loosened
Lubrication Failure - Generator Engine
Main Air Compressor Defective While Taking Over
Auxiliary Engine Connecting Rod And Liner Damage
Auxiliary Engine Breakdown
Auxiliary Engine Breakdown Safety Devices Not Functioning
     
     
Pump Room Explosion: (4 Persons Died)
Crankshaft Failure Of Auxiliary Engine
Too Much Sludge Accumulation In Service Tank Leading To Black Out, Drifitng Of Vessel Etc
Malfunctioning Of Steering : Rudder Getting Stuck At 34
Improper Supply Of 'O' Rings Leading To Stoppage And Agony
Sludge Disposal Ashore
Thermal Oil Economizer Fire
Near Miss Of An Major Oil Spill
Negligence During Modifying The Passage Plan (Near Miss)
Stow Away
Stow Away (Philippines)
Steering Gear Compartment Flooding (Near Miss)
Negligence Of Alarm Leading To Cargo Damage
Mud And Sludge In The Diesel Tank And In The Pipe Line Leading To Black Out
 
Tsunami Effect - Wharf Broke Down And Sank - Ship Had To Cast Off Without Master And Seamen
E/R Flooding (Prevention)
Missing The Convoy At Suez Due To Windlass Failure
Evasive Action Warranted To Avoid Storm
Abandoning The Vessel - Ocean Going Tug Running Aground
Personnel Injury And Death Due To Alcohol Influence
Death Of A Trainee Fitter Due To Electric Shock
Negligence Caused Death
Accidental Death Due To Getting Locked In Main Engine Scavenge Manifold
Whom To Blame?
Pilots Pressurizing Leading To Stress And Confusion
     
     
Proper Look Out Averted A Major Accident ( Close Quarter Situation)
Chart Was Not Updated
Collision @ Chinese Port
Electrical Machinery Breakdown Due To Flooding
Tripping Of Lubricating Oil Pump Leading To Bearing Failure
Exhaust Valve Locking Getting Loosened And Damaging The Engine
Stiffener Crack In The Ballast Tank Leading To Flooding Of Engine Room
Flooding Of Engine Room Due To Sea Valves Not Holding
Non Awareness Leading To Grounding Of The Vessel
Oil Spill In Engine Room
 
Personnel Injury And Death Due To Alcohol Influence
Death Of A Trainee Fitter Due To Electric Shock
Negligence Caused Death
Accidental Death Due To Getting Locked In Main Engine Scavenge Manifold
Whom To Blame?
Pilots Pressurizing Leading To Stress And Confusion
Proper Look Out Averted A Major Accident ( Close Quarter Situation)
Chart Was Not Updated
Collision @ Chinese Port:
Electrical Machinery Breakdown Due To Flooding
Tripping Of Lubricating Oil Pump Leading To Bearing Failure
     
     
Engine Room Machinery Related
Anchor Related Incidents
Near Miss Incident
Near Miss - Oil Pollution - Prevented
Death Of Shore Foreman Due To Non Observance Of Safety Procedures
Carelessness Resulting In The Water Ingress And Diversion Of Ship
Improper Medical Treatment On Board Leading To Heart Attack
Rescue Operation
Miscellaneous Incidents
Cannibalizing The Spares And Non Follow Of Ism Leading To Detention
 
Bulk Carrier Related Incidents
Fire Incident
Near Miss Incident
Tanker Related Incidents
Improper Supervision And Instructions Leading To A Near Miss Incident
Oil Spill
Non Reporting Of Oil Spill Leads To Arrest And Heavy Fines
Delay Due To Improper Inspection/Checking During Overhaul
Anchor Flukes Getting Stuck With Shell Creating Tension While Berthing
Necessity Of Proper Watch keeping And Communication While In The Close Waters/Channels Etc
Off Shore Supply Vessels
     
     
Auxiliary Engine Main Bearing Seizure
Jew Line Expansion Bellow Giving Away Leading To Black Out
Breakage Of Exhaust Valve - Mini Bulk Carrier
Main Engine Sump Lob Oil Contamination
Bottom End Bold Failure - Auxiliary Engine Break Down
Main Engine Breakdown Due To Cylinder Head Crack
Main Engine Fuel Pump Delivery Valve Seat Crack
Flooding Of Engine Room Due To Sea Valves Not Holding
Non Awareness Leading To Grounding Of The Vessel
Oil Spill In Engine Room
 
JCW Inlet Temp Shows Very Less & Outlet Shows Very High
T/C Surging
Material Failure
Generator Break Down
Generator Engine Turbo Charger Failure
Too Much Exhaust Temp And Smoke In One Unit
Non Flow Of Jacket Water In 1 Unit
Incident Onboard Ship
Non Awareness Leading To Grounding Of The Vessel
Oil Spill In Engine Room
 
 
 
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