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Case study: Lone watchkeeping grounding at night

As part of its BSafe campaign, Britannia P&I Club describes a case of a lone watchkeeping grounding. While on passage at night, a 2,281gt general cargo ship ran aground on the pentland skerries in the eastern entrance of the pentland firth, Scotland, sustaining significant hull damage. 

Case study: Third Engineer dies from burn injuries

The third engineer onboard an anchored capesize bulk carrier was splashed by hot sludge while opening the manhole cover of a settling tank and subsequently died from a septic shock having sustained 2nd degree burns to a large part of his body. The Britannia P&I Club analyzes the incident as part of its BSafe campaign. 

Case study: Crew member dies after falling from portable ladder onboard

An AB onboard a product tanker suffered severe injuries after falling from a portable ladder, while conducting maintenance work on the launching system for the ship’s free-fall lifeboat and later tragically died from his injuries. The Britannia P&I Club described this case study as part of its BSafe campaign. 

Risks of moving heavy objects while onboard

Presenting a recent case of crew moving steel plates in its monthly “Risk Watch” report, the Britannia P&I Club informed on the risks associated with moving heavy objects. According to the case, three crew members were moving ten pieces of steel plate around the steering gear room, while the ship was underway.

Inadequate packaging results in cargo damage

The Britannia P&I Club has reported a recent case in which a consignment of pressure boiler parts was physically damaged during moderately heavy weather whilst en route from Hong Kong to Houston.

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