During 2018 and 2019, AMSA received notification of two separate accidents that involved crew members being trapped and crushed by a moving elevator. In both instances, the elevator moved while the crew members were working between the elevator casing and the cage, resulting in fatal crush injuries.
BIMCO announced that it is making changes to its structure to represent the importance of the environment, while in the meantime maintaining the debate on safety matters. The new structure will include shipping’s trends, as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, biofouling management and ballast water management.
The Seafarers International House announced that they are joining the Dangerous Ladders campaign, after the death of a veteran Sandy Hook ship pilot, who fell from an accommodation ladder. The Seafarers International House stated that it is taking part in the campaign to pressure the International Maritime Organization to solve the issue of dangerous ladders and build a safer environment for ship pilots.
USCG published an alert addressing the importance of checking for and replacing damaged control cables that operate between the release handle and hook in a lifeboat hook release system.
The Nautical Institute issued its newest edition of The Navigator focusing on the importance of Situational Awareness as a key component of safe navigation. Maintaining good situational awareness can be challenging and there are many things on a bridge that can cause distraction or overload.
The US Coast Guard informed the maritime community about common discrepancies associated with fixed gas detection systems onboard liquefied gas carriers. During exams on three separate LNG carriers in Boston, PSCOs discovered issues with the fixed flammable gas detection system.
The US Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a request for comments on the draft Offshore Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study. The goal of the study, which was conducted from 26 March to 15 December 2019, is to enhance navigational safety in the area.
The Gard recently informed that even if it may be impossible for crew to estimate the particle size of the cargo carried, the crew can watch out for signs of high moisture content with the aim to ensure safety.
USCG Marine Safety Center requires that RMI-flagged vessels entering US ports carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk to hold a valid IMO Certificate of Fitness issued under IGC Code and receive an endorsed Certificate of Compliance.
Seafarers face one of the highest risks of workplace injury or death and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is considered as a first line of defense to keep maritime workers safe while on duty. However, not only seafarers need to start their day by wearing proper PPE but also shipping organizations need to develop a workplace culture that promote the use of PPE at all times.
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