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.
In its monthly “Risk Watch” report ,the Britannia P&I Club issued one out of a series of posters aiming to collision avoidance. The poster deals with look-out and the use of AIS and concerns the Rule 5 of the International Collision Regulations (COLREGs), which requires ships to use all available means to make a full appraisal of each time situation.
The Britannia P&I Club published its “Risk Watch” report, for April, where it provides advice and information on several issues challenging the maritime sector. In the specific category of cargo loading, the report offers a cautionary tale on the appropriate training of the crew, when they are on board gas carriers.
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.
Several ships have recently been questioned for incorrect use of ‘not under command’ (NUC) signals whilst drifting and waiting for a pilot to board.
Despite a great reduction in the number of larger oil spills worldwide, numerous smaller, operational oil spills occur each year. The Britannia P&I Club warns to take into account even the small spill as it may not result in small claims.
When deciding the ship’s berthing position it is important to consider the location of port property (such as fenders) and how they are positioned in relation to any protrusions or recesses on the ship’s hull. It is not just the more obvious parts of the hull such as the protruding bow flare or bridge wings that should be considered, but other less obvious areas.
The Britannia P&I Club has highlighted the daily behaviour of a bridge team and their interaction with third parties during a routine operation that ends in disaster through a video release which raises awareness that everyone has a role to play in creating a safety culture within their organisation.
The Britannia P&I Club warns of people pretending to be ecological inspectors threatening ships in the ports of Odessa and Ilyichevsk. There were two cases last week when ecological inspectors, using fraudulent and unlawful means, tried to make the masters of the ships give them samples of segregated ballast
The Britannia P&I Club has issued a useful guide for seafarers focusing on back injuries and lifting. Club’s latest HealthWatch highlights the subject of crew injuries caused by the strain of lifting, pulling and pushing objects in the dynamic environment.
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