1. Dust bin with overflowing oily rags near a hot running engine: Oily rags are a well-known fire hazard whereby the substances on the rags can ignite due to an exothermic reaction from the nearby hot engine, causing a fire.
2. Missing section of handrail, chain left hanging: The simple, careless act of leaving the chain unhooked is a fall hazard for anyone passing.
3. Load on the chain block exceeds the safe working load: The overloading of the chain block may result in the catastrophic failure of the equipment and injury to the crew.
4. Double-bottom tank sounding pipe non-return device blocked in open position: An engine room may be flooded in the event of a collision or grounding that breaches the double-bottom tank if a sounding pipe non-return valve is blocked in the open position.
5. Fuel oil tank in background with broken sounding glass: The broken sounding glass would allow for the content of the fuel oil tank to be emptied if at the same time the self-closing valve is blocked in open position.
6. Steam leaking in pipe joint: Leaking steam poses a risk of serious burns to crew members working in the engine room
7. Fuse box open with exposed wires: The exposed wires present the risk of electrocution. Electrical switchboards should always be properly closed and insulation matting provided
8. Loose floor plating: The missing floor plating may result in a crew member falling into the bilge spaces below the plating, causing serious injury
9. Engine room lighting damaged: Broken lighting reduces the ability of the crew to work effectively and safely in the engine room, which is a compartment with no natural light source
10. Engineer walking around engine room listening to iPod: By listening to loud music in the engine room, the crew member risks not being able to respond to a command, alarm or safety critical situation that may arise. Ipod/Mobile phone are not allow during watch keeping at bridge/engine room