Mars Report 2013

TheNautical Institute has issued Mars Report No.27 regardingLifebuoys in storage at sea.

"I recently took over a ship. As with every ship I join, I asked the 3rd officer 'I hope you don't place the lifebuoys in stores at sea?' The answer was 'Yes sir, we were instructed by the Master to place them in the stores during a loaded passage'.

The vessel was in port and the company's QHSE superintendent was also on board for an audit. This was also included in the Audit Findings. We had a safety meeting immediately and the hazards associated
practice were discussed. All those present at the meeting understood the wrong practice, but never spoke against it."

For more information click on Mars Report No.27-2013.

Source: The Nautical Institute