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Guidance on decreasing onboard systemic failures

The guide ‘Reducing the risk of incidents due to systemic failures’ is based on the partnership of Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine, the casualty and salvage experts, and the London P&I Club, to highlight the challenges in shipping, with the goal to prevent injury, loss of life and damage to ships and cargo. 

Conducting a safe manual handling

Despite continued industry awareness and guidance published on manual handling, several musculoskeletal injuries are reported every year, Skuld Club informs. In order to ensure a safe manual handling task, Skuld says that the TILE methodology should be adopted: Task, Individual, Load, Environment. Manual lifting should only be undertaken by personnel who have been trained to do so.

AMSA: Safety measures for high pressure fire-fighting systems

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued a marine notice to inform all shipowners, operators, masters and crew of the hazards when working with high-pressure fire-fighting systems and the safeguards that may be implemented to prevent injury.

Intercargo: Casualty investigation reports should not be delayed

Intercargo held its Annual General Meeting re-iterated its commitment to a safe and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry and its support for an industry governed by free and fair competition. Intercargo focused on ‘Safe Carriage of Cargoes’ and ‘Investigation of Casualties by Flag Administrations’.

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.

ITF calls Hutchison to improve safety conditions

The International Transport Workers’ Federation urged Hutchison Ports to address the series of serious health and safety incidents across their global operations, as a dockworker is still in a critical condition after falling seven metres from her cabin to the concrete below, at the company’s Port Botany terminal.

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