Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Two Seriously Injured in Lifeboat Drill Accident in Vancouver -Report

Two crew members of bulk carrier were seriously injured Tuesday when a lifeboat released during a drill in Vancouver’s English Bay, Canada’s CBC has reported. The accident occurred around 1:15...

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 5451

Monday, July 29, 2019
Queen of Cumberland

Improper Securement Led to Rescue Boat Fall from British Columbia Ferry – TSB of Canada

The incorrect securement of a rescue boat led to its uncontrolled fall from the passenger ferry Queen of Cumberland during a drill in Swartz Bay, British Columbia in 2018 resulting in two...

July 29, 2019
Total Views: 91

Monday, July 1, 2019
auger tension leg platform

Two Killed During Lifeboat Drill at Shell’s Auger Platform in Gulf of Mexico

Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed two fatalities from an accident during a routine lifeboat drill at its Auger tension leg platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. One other...

July 1, 2019
Total Views: 140

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Tanker Crewmen Injured in Lifeboat Accident Off Virginia

Two crew members of a tanker were injured Wednesday after falling overboard when a lifeboat unexpectedly released off the coast of Virginia. The U.S. Coast Guard says aircrews recovered the...

February 7, 2019
Total Views: 65

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Maritime News

Crew Concerns Saved Lives When Rescue Boat Unintentionally Released During Drill

Crew members’ concern over the safety of rescue boats being lowered from heights prevented an accidental release of a boat during a training exercise from turning fatal, the Danish Maritime...

July 3, 2018
Total Views: 43

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Queen of Cumberland ferry

Two Injured in Rescue Boat Drill on B.C. Ferry

A B.C. Ferries car and passenger ferry has been temporarily taken out of service after two crew members sustained injuries during a rescue boat training drill. According to media reports...

April 19, 2018
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
lifeboat accidents

Why are Lifeboats Killing Seafarers?

By Nick Yatsenko, Master Mariner During my life at sea, I was always anxious during lifeboat drills. One of my relatives was employed on a MSC container carrier as an Engineer...

April 25, 2017
Total Views: 985

Friday, October 21, 2016
Maritime News

Norsafe ‘Concerned’ by Spate Lifeboat Drill Accidents

Norway-based Norsafe, a leading manufacturer of marine life-saving equipment for the commercial and offshore market, says it is concerned about the recent spate of lifeboat drill accidents that have resulted...

October 21, 2016
Total Views: 34

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Maritime News

Lifeboat Drill Accident: One Killed, Four Injured in Fall Aboard Harmony of the Seas

One crew member was killed and four others were injured Tuesday in an accident during lifeboat drill aboard the world’s largest cruise ship. Royal Caribbean confirmed that a Harmony of the...

September 13, 2016
Total Views: 188

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Crew Member Dies During Rescue Boat Drill Aboard Norwegian Breakaway, Three Others Injured -Update

Four crew members of the Norwegian Breakaway have been injured in an accident during a rescue boat drill in Bermuda.  The accident occurred Wednesday as the cruise ship was docked at...

July 20, 2016
Total Views: 133

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Maritime News

Unintentional Release of Freefall Lifeboat – ATSB Final Report

  An improperly reset hook was to blame for the unintentional release of a freefall lifeboat from a bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean in 2014, the Australian Transport Safety...

May 26, 2015
Total Views: 35

Monday, May 11, 2015

Investigation Report: Accidental Lifeboat Release During Abandon Ship Drill

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report into the April 2014 accidental release of a lifeboat from a Panama-flagged reefer vessel in which one crewmember was...

May 11, 2015
Total Views: 66

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
maersk giant lifeboat

Norwegian Investigators Release Report on Accidental Lifeboat Launch

Norway’s Petroleum and Safety Authority (PSA) says faulty maintenance was to blame for an incident mid-January aboard the jackup rig Maersk Giant where one of the rig’s lifeboats was unintentionally...

April 15, 2015
Total Views: 43

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sailor Killed, Two Others Injured in Apparent Lifeboat Accident Off Germany

One sailor was killed and two others were seriously injured Friday in an apparent lifeboat accident while off the coast of Germany near the Elbe River.

November 22, 2014
Total Views: 80

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Crewmember Killed, Another Injured in Cruise Ship Rescue Boat Accident

One crewmember has died and another injured in an accident involving a rescue boat onboard Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess. The accident occurred last Friday, October 24th, in Colon, Panama. According...

November 1, 2014
Total Views: 34

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lifeboat Failure Leads to Fatalities Aboard Ensco Rig

Two crew members aboard the Ensco-104 jack-up rig were killed on Saturday, 18 October when the lifeboat they were working on unexpectedly let go and fell to the water 150 feet...

October 21, 2014
Total Views: 113

Monday, September 29, 2014

WATCH: Lifeboat Launch FAIL Leads to Perfect Front Flip

Unfortunately we don't have any info about this video whatsoever except that we can see it was filmed onboard a Chinese-flagged ship and, yes, it actually does look like someone went along for the ride.

September 29, 2014
Total Views: 160

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Crewmember Injured In Freefall Lifeboat Accident – Incident Report

A British crewmember of a Maltese-flagged geared bulk carrier was seriously injured earlier this month after the ship’s freefall lifeboat was unintentionally released with the man inside, according to an...

April 1, 2014
Total Views: 84