Mooring is the operation performed first and foremost by the deck crew as the ship reaches the port but it is also one of the most difficult, complex and dangerous jobs on board. Mostly things turn out safely. But sometimes an accident occurs and this usually has severe consequences. Several cases have been reported in the past about accidents during mooring operations and many of them have led to severe injury or death of seamen.
Accidents come unexpectedly The worst case scenario is of course a crew member getting injured. Accidents always happen while you are unprepared, believing the operation to be going smoothly and efficiently. You think you are in control doing what you always do while mooring and suddenly you are in the middle of a situation you never thought was possible with a major crisis to be managed