Lessons learned: Equipment failure leads to one death, one injury

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the equipment failure leading to one fatality and one serious injury of crew onboard the crude oil tanker ‘MT SANAR-8’ in July 2018.

The incident

On 31 July 2018, at about 1100, the second engineer observed a condensate / steam leak from the sight glass, fitted right above the atmospheric condenser return line.

He approached one of the engineers and asked him to rectify the leak together with another crew member.

Soon after his safety round,...


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