Sometimes deck operations offshore don’t go as planned, which is why DP operators make a conscious effort to ensure that the sea floor below the ship is clear of infrastructure before conducting ship-to-ship transfers.

Here’s a recently uploaded video of a crane lift gone awry off Brazil.

For those of you who have have training in offshore rigging, this next video may look familiar:

In that case, the load was not secured properly and was possibly too heavy for the loading basket, or the shackles may have been twisted causing them to fail or unbalance the load.

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    • Bob Pease

      That’s what it looks like to me.

    • Larry Ahearn

      I looked like the boom hoist cable or boom winch failed.

  • Pete/.

    There have been more crane drivers killed in the North Sea than saturation divers.

  • Barry Weinreich

    In the second video it is plain to see that the vessel is run down and not a class operation , no riggers just one deck hand hooking up , the boat was never under control and the crane operator did not give the boat time to get in place and settle down ; This looks like a apache operation

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