In its latest edition of the Safety Digest, the UK MAIB investigated an incident occurring during a ship engine’s overhauling, where the grinding disc exploded and caused injury in one engineer, highlighting the importance of not exceeding the safe operating speed of a grinding wheel.
Marine Safety Investigation (MSI) of Malta issued a simplified investigation report on an accident, that happened during Cielo di Tocopilla, a register bulk carrier, was loading steel products in the port of Ilo, Peru and the whiplash of the mooring rope section struck a bosun on his right leg.
IMCA has reported an incident in which a person was scalded when working in the kitchen/pantry area onboard a vessel. The incident occurred when the injured person was rinsing dishes in the ships pantry, near a boiler. The boiler exhausted steam through a vent pipe, and so a plastic tube was retro-fitted to the vent, allowing any condensate to drain into the sink in which the dishes were rinsed.
IMCA this time has brought to attention a first aid injury incident in which an ROV Supervisor had an electrical shock accident during ROV fault finding activities.
The UK P&I Club’s Risk Assessors often find during routine Risk Assessments of entered ships, that the safe use of portable power tools is not adhered to on board, more cases are seen in the Deck department than the Engine Department, but cases are found in both and advise best practice to avoid injuries.
UK P&I Club has reported a total of $155 million in personal injury claims. Petar Modev, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, suggests how to reduce incidents of slips, trips and falls aboard ships.
Transport Malta has issued an investigation report regarding a serious injury onboard MV Halcyon while the crew organised an emergency recovery of the chain. The operation involved picking up the anchor chain. During the heaving process, the hydraulic motor of the windlass broke down resulting in serious injury to a crew member.
The Britannia P&I Club has issued its latest edition of ‘Risk Watch’ to shed focus on hand and finger injuries by highlighting recent cases handled by the Club and advising on lessons learned.
IMCA has reported an incident in which a crewman lost an eye during a stored pressure release incident. The incident occurred during maintenance work on the UV disinfection unit for the freshwater system on an offshore vessel.
IMCA reports an incident in which someone suffered a finger injury whilst working on a hatch. The incident occurred when a crewman was working on deck, and needed to lift an escape hatch cover to the machinery spaces. He raised the hatch cover using one of the fitted handles, but was unaware of a pinch point created between the handle and an upright pipe behind – his finger was caught in this pinch point, causing an injury to the fingertip.
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