Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
FATAL ACCIEDENT DUE TO NEGLIGENCE / LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
This happened on board a bulk carrier. Hydro blast operation was going on. There were two Abs at work. One of them was holding the gun and the other helping with the machine and the hose. The job was progressing satisfactorily. At one point of time, the AB holding the hose came in front of the AB holding the gun which was in operation. This made a hole in the body of the AB holding the gun, and his heart got damaged badly and he died instantly.
The saddest part was that the AB who died, had become father of a baby boy only a month back.Lessons learnt : safety precautions have to be repeatedly told to sea men before they commence the work. It is always better, that some senior officers can keep an eye on the work being carried out, once a while to avoid such incidents.