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RMI: Key similarities of enclosed space entry incidents

In 2019, two seafarers died and two were seriously injured in an enclosed space entry incident on an RMI-registered bulk carrier. With this respect, the RMI reiterated once again the need to maintain vigilance with regards to enclosed space entry and rescue training. 

RMI investigation: Fatality in enclosed space

A crew member lost his life after entering an enclosed space onboard the oil/chemical tanker LINUS P in an attempt to rescue another crew who had lost consciousness, in November 2018. The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued an investigation report on an enclosed space fatality onboard follow enclosed space entry procedures 

Shipowners focus on dealing with stevedoring risks onboard

Confined-space entry accidents have been the centre of attention for several years, leading to injuries and fatalities. Now, the industry is taking a closer look at the issue by launching a first-of-its-kind project. The challenging issue is mostly seen in emerging countries where personnel is employed by private enterprises or where applying health and safety policies in practice are challenging.

Lessons learned: Crew faints after work in water ballast tank

In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA presents an incident of a crew member fainting after working in an enclosed space. The crew member reported he had smelled a strong odour after dislodging a large caked piece of sediment from the bell mouth.

Year in Review: Top shipping stories to remember from 2019

If we had to choose one – or maybe two – words to describe 2019 for the shipping industry, these would be: human-focused. Despite the fact that 2020 sulphur cap was on everyone’s mind this year, we saw many significant developments in key human areas. From mental health issues, to women in shipping and safety culture, the industry seems to be putting its people first, trying to boost equality and – most importantly – safety.

Fatalities in Confined Spaces: do we have tunnel vision?

Confined space work remains one of the most frequent, yet dangerous work-related activities undertaken. Thus, Lloyd’s Register James Pomeroy, the expert on Health and Safety asks if we have tunnel vision regarding confined spaces.

Do’s and Dont’s to ensure zero accidents onboard

As the shipping industry is striving to improve safety, major representatives from the sector agreed to the industry’s Golden Safety Rules, along with other ideas as well regarding how these measures can be applied. This is part of the ‘Together in Safety’ initiative, which aims to achieve a zero-incident industry, and the agreement took place during the Global Maritime Forum 2019 in Singapore.

Together in Safety: 9 Golden Safety Rules for shipping

On the occasion of Global Maritime Forum 2019 underway in Singapore, maritime leaders reiterated their common ambition to make the maritime industry safer, agreeing the industry Golden Safety Rules and ideas on how they could be implemented and used, as part of the ‘Together in Safety’ initiative.

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