Nordstar: Exposure to lethal gas levels contributed to fisherman’s death says AIBN report

AIBN report on Nordstar
AIBN report on Nordstar

The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) has published an accident report on the matter of a crew member who died on board the factory trawler Nordstar relating to the with preparations for cleaning a silage tank.

The factory trawler Nordstar was on its way to Ålesund after fishing in international waters west of the Reykjanes Ridge. The vessel was to be made ready for fishing for another type of fish (from redfish to white fish) during the voyage, and the crew had finished cleaning the factory on the morning of 10 June 2018.

Later in the morning, the skipper instructed the factory supervisor to prepare the silage tanks for cleaning. This meant flushing the tanks by filling them with seawater and emptying them several times, before lowering a fan (not explosion proof) into the tank to blow in fresh air and lead air out of the tank via the attached plastic hose. According to the skipper, he had given instructions that the fan was to be lowered Continue reading “Nordstar: Exposure to lethal gas levels contributed to fisherman’s death says AIBN report”

Rohav: Lack of securing devices on hatch covers leads to death of a crew member reveals investigation report

AIBN report on Rohav
AIBN report on Rohav

The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) has published its report about the incident on 10 September 2018, when a crew member died in an work related accident on board Rohav LLUZ in Bergsfjorden, Senja.

On Monday 10 September 2018 Rohav had just been unloaded and was waiting for instructions for the subsequent order. In the meantime, the motorman was to prepare the holds for new cargo.

Before preparing the hold, he planned to replace a hose in the hydraulic system that operated the cargo hold hatch. When the motorman disconnected the hose, the oil leaked and the hydraulic pressure dropped, Continue reading “Rohav: Lack of securing devices on hatch covers leads to death of a crew member reveals investigation report”

MV Leopold LD: Total loss of power while underway linked to poor crew familiarization says Transport Malta report

Transport Malta has published its investigation report on the total loss of power of the bulk carrier MV Leopold LD following the failure of the auxiliary engines and the emergency generator while underway in March 2019. The investigation identified lack of crew familiarization with the correct operation of the compensation damping tank.

MV Leopold LD was en route from the port of Saldanha Bay, South Africa, to Hamburg, Germany, carrying iron ore. On 14 March 2019, the only running Continue reading “MV Leopold LD: Total loss of power while underway linked to poor crew familiarization says Transport Malta report”

Jet boat accident stresses need of proper maintenance of mechanical equipment highlights report

TAIC report on the jet boat 'Discovery 2'
TAIC report on the jet boat ‘Discovery 2’

New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has published its accident report on the contact of the jet boat ‘Discovery 2’ with Skippers Canyon wall while operating on the Shotover River in February 2019. Passengers onboard were injured. The incident highlighted that jet boating is a high-risk activity that leaves very little margin for error when navigating at high speeds in narrow channels and rivers.

On 23 February 2019, the commercial jet boat Discovery 2 was operating on the Shotover River in the vicinity of Skippers Canyon with nine passengers onboard. The boat was on its return leg when the driver was required to negotiate a series of bends in a section of the river about 10 metres wide. Approaching a left-hand bend, Continue reading “Jet boat accident stresses need of proper maintenance of mechanical equipment highlights report”

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