Incident Photo Of The Week – Lifeboat Bottle Explosion

Lifeboat Air Bottle Explosion

The Marine Safety Forum gives us information on this lifeboat air bottle explosion:

A gas bottle exploded in a lifeboat of a vessel during the process of charging it up from the
Breathing Apparatus Air Compressor.

The Master of the 8 years-old vessel was in proximity of the lifeboat and he was very seriously
wounded. The bottle was quite old with different numbers/dates.

The photographs below speak for themselves. Unfortunately one person was injured – imagined
the results if this happened on the deck area with more people around.

Here is the full ALERT: