The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board issued a statement according to which the operations on a Transocean-owned drilling rig operating for Suncor Energy offshore Canada were suspended following the injury of an offshore worker.
As the vehicle carrier ‘Golden Ray’ capsized in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia, four of its crewmembers went missing; Thus, the USCG, along with the help of the vessel’s master and the chief engineer, are conducting search and rescue operations to stabilize the vessel and find the remaining crew.
IMCA discusses an accident when a fire dust cap was blown off by pressure from the line and hit the wall 10 metres away. The pressured dust cap although caused a small fraction to the wall, it didn’t injure any of the crewmembers.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a new Safety Alert to inform and share lessons learned on a hand injury of a crewman attempting to secure a crane’s auxiliary block. The Authority concluded that the planning for the work activity was inappropriate and the risks were not appropriately identified.
The number of major incidents in the Port of Singapore has fallen over the last 10 years, with less than 0.12 major incidents per 100,000 vessel movements in 2018, which is a decrease from 0.8 in 2009. Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health said that the use of technology and digitalization will be able to further improve maritime safety by providing seafarers better access to crucial safety-related information.
The US Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, which is a 3.8% decrease from 2017. From 2017 to 2018, total recreational boating injuries also fell 4.5% (2,629 to 2,511), and the total number of accidents reduced 3.4% (4,291 to 4,145).
UK P&I Club published lessons learned from a crew mooring injury, which happened as a bulk carrier was discharging cargo alongside a mineral terminal. Namely, one of the ropes snapped, violently striking the second officer, which sustained broken ribs and serious internal injuries.
In its latest gangways guidance, the Shipowners Club describes a case of a passenger injury on the access ramp while boarding a ferry. The claimant’s lawyers supported that this incident occurred because the ramp was unattended and not because the ramp was unsafe.
IMCA published its safety flash focusing on a routine lifting operation that led to an accident, when a vessel crane’s anti-two block (A2B) suspension wires failed, causing the A2B wight assembly to fall along the crane wire to the crane block.
IMCA focused on an injury where an AB suffered a fractured foot and severe abrasions when he conducted a task to re-pool a wire onto an aft deck tugger winch. IMCA notes that the boots he was wearing prevented a much more serious injury.
US Navy testing exoskeletons to reduce load for sailors18/11/2019
Geospaces company wins 'largest ever' 4D survey in Asia Pacific18/11/2019
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IMO trains African women to face search and rescue operations18/11/2019
Asia tops child labour, human trafficking in global supply chains, report finds18/11/2019
EU to investigate Italian ports on tax exemption18/11/2019
ABS sets the way for lower-carbon emission shipping18/11/2019
11 US sailors injured after fire onboard the warship USS Iwo Jima18/11/2019
Cyprus implements new fees in commercial ships18/11/2019
Study shows antifouling and fouling coatings improve vessel’s speed and performance18/11/2019
Japan to deploy US-made autonomous underwater vehicle for survey18/11/2019