Two Killed in ‘Gas Leak’ Aboard Chinese Bulk Carrier -Reports

Two crew members from a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier have died in what has been reported as a "gas leak" aboard the vessel off India on Sunday. The victims were crew members of the MV Feng Hui Hai, which had just arrived at an outer anchorage at Port of Naviakhi to discharge a cargo of coal from Indonesia when the incident was reported. According to local media reports, … [Read more...]

Four Deaths A Week – Is Training To Blame?

By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval) Why with all the requirements, regulations, and best practices in place do so many mariners die needlessly each year - under completely preventable circumstances? Take for example enclosed spaces. Why do so many mariners still die in enclosed spaces? With training requirements in place for more than 40 years, the deaths still … [Read more...]

Three Killed in Confined Space Accident Off Malaysia

  Three people have died and two others were sickened after inhaling toxic gases while working in a confined space of a ship as it sailed off the coast of Malaysia. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says it received a distress call Sunday night from the MV Hi Ram located about 4 nautical miles from Tanjung, Malaysia. Once on scene they found the bodies of … [Read more...]

gCaptain Tip – Confined Space Entry with PASS Device

You have a PASS Device for your shipboard fire team..right?? Why not break it out of the gear locker during confined space entries? For those who have never seen one, a PASS device (sometimes called a Man Down Alarm) contains a motion sensor and high pitched alarm. The firefighter clips it on his bunker gear and if he passes out the motion detector senses his lack of … [Read more...]