Holding on to something that revolves at high speed is not conducive to a long life but inattention and a lack of safety instincts can result in the sorts of incidents covered in Denmark’s Maritime Accident Investigation report on a fatality aboard the Nicolai Maersk on 26 April 2012.
Nicolai Maersk arrived at Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Shortly after arrival at 1515 hours the ship began loading and unloading containers.
During the stay in Jebel Ali, the ship was to receive lubricating oil both in bulk and in drums. The drums were to be hoisted on board by means of the aft stores crane. The lubricating oil in bulk was to arrive by truck and be pumped on board at the bunker station on the upper deck close to the gangway.