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US Navy: Boots are not to blame for falls onboard

A news study by the US NAVSAFECEN showed that the boots used with the Type III Navy Working Uniform are not related to an increase in ladderwell injuries aboard ships, as it was previously reported. One of the most common mishaps reported to the Naval Safety Center is slips, trips, and falls on ladders onboard.

Two passengers injured during tender boat transfer

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) issued a safety alert concerning the safe transfer of passengers during tender boat operations. The publication came following a recent injury incident of two passengers during transfer on a tender boat. 

Watch: How the HiLo model works

This video explains how the HiLo model works. HiLo prioritizes based on risk. The model has analyzed thousands of maritime industry accidents and then calculates the probabilities of leading events, causing undesired events. The resulting calculations create a risk ranking, in order for companies to focus on the areas that really makes a difference.

MUA concerned about working safety at VICT terminal

Maritime Union of Australia Deputy National Secretary Will Tracey warned that an escalation in hours of work at the site and inadequate manning has led to an unsafe workplace and is calling on Worksafe Victoria to intervene immediately before a worker is killed or seriously injured.

Crew severely injured after e-cigarette battery explodes

The Standard P&I Club informed of a recent personal injury incident after a crew member suffered severe burns to his right leg when a spare e-cigarette battery carried in his coverall overheated & exploded. The short circuit was mostly attributed to the keys carried in the same pocket.

RMI updates its report of personal injury or loss of life

This report shall be submitted to the Maritime Administration as soon after the occurrence of the casualty as possible. The form should be completed by the Master or person in charge or, if neither is available, by the owner of his duty authorized agent.

Shipowners Club: Risk assessments for fishing operations

Many of the personal injury incidents on fishing vessels could have been avoided if an appropriate risk assessment had been conducted to identify the potential hazards. The three main areas of attention are: handling fishing gear, slips/trips/falls and crew injury claims during mooring operations.

What to do after a serious incident onboard

In the latest edition of Signals, North P&I Club’s Kostas Katsoulieris discusses the steps to take onboard where there is a serious incident requiring medical assistance from ashore. Firstly, basic first aid should be provided onboard under the guidance of the Ship’s Medical Officer and with reference to the Ship’s Medical Guide.

Rigging of pilot ladders should be performed under supervision

Embarking or disembarking from a high freeboard vessel can be a daunting task, particularly in heavy weather. It is therefore important that pilot boarding arrangements and procedures are in strict compliance with SOLAS to best ensure the safety of pilots and other persons who may use the equipment, UK Club notes.

How to secure safety when accessing vessels

As it has recently dealt with several claims involving access to vessels, the Shipowners’ Club issued a guide for the safe embarkation and disembarkation from vessels and gangway installation, to prevent injuries and even fatalities.

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