Mars Report 2013
The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No.6/2013 regarding incorrect use of wire clips as follows:
In my nearly two decades of seafaring, I have rarely seen wire clips (bulldog grips) fitted the correct way. Before commencing loading operations, I always ensured that both stevedores and my deck crew understood the proper technique, and posted copies of the following diagram at strategic locations.
In my present role as a shore-based superintendent, I continue to encounter wrong methods of fitting of these clips as shown in the photograph below