Safety Alerts

Fire and Explosion

Number: 21-11 Dated: 21/06/2021

Fatality Caused by Explosion of Corroded Fire Extinguisher

Fatality caused by the explosion of a corroded fire extinguisher

Number: 21-02 Dated: 05/02/2021

Exposed Electrical Cable

Sharing of lessons learned in relation to exposed electrical cables.

Number: 21-01 Dated: 19/01/2021

Air Cylinder Failure in Lifeboat

Personnel injured as a result of failure of a compressed air cylinder in a Lifeboat.

Number: 17-04 Dated: 11/05/2017

Battery Fire

In the early hours of the morning during a period of adverse weather the fire alarm in the vessel battery locker was activated. The crew mustered and fire team assembled, upon investigation it was discovered that there was

Number: 16-26 Dated: 31/10/2016

Fire in Engine Room

Whilst returning to port from offshore one of our member’s vessels suffered a fire in her engine room. The crew were alerted when 3 sensors on the fire detection system activated setting off the fire alarm and the

Number: 16-09 Dated: 07/03/2016

Cabin Fire

It has been reported by one of our members that they had been subject to a small fire in a crew member’s cabin. The crew member who was not in his cabin at the time had left a

Number: 16-06 Dated: 23/02/2016

Microwave Incident

Recently an MSF member had an incident involving a microwave on one of their vessels that had the potential to be a lot more severe than it actually was.

Number: 15-15 Dated: 04/05/2015

Failure of Floodlight Capacitor

A vessel recently suffered a failure of a deck floodlight capacitor when an electrical ballast unit caught fire resulting in the triggering of the Fire Detection System. The ships fire party mustered, the cause of the activation was

Number: 15-09 Dated: 11/02/2015

Spontaneous Combustion

We had an incident on a vessel recently that could have quickly escalated into a Galley fire during the night. The night watchman was carrying out his usual tasks and after washing the Galley tea towels, they went