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.
In its 2019 safety flash, IMCA focuses on an ankle injury a crewmember suffered while conducting work inside a transition piece, the lower part of an offshore wind turbine tower. Although the crewman was slightly injured, he wasn’t able to continue its normal duties for three days.
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) issued an investigation report on the uncontrolled fall of a rescue boat during a drill onboard the RoRo passenger ferry ‘Queen of Cumberland’ in April 2018 off British Columbia, that caused two injuries. The investigation found that incorrect securement led to the fall.
Two crew members were killed and another two were injured during cleaning a piping system onboard the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier ‘AP Dubrava’ in the afternoon hours of Wednesday. At the time of the incident, the ship was sailing about 150 nm offshore Brazil.
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.
The US Coast Guard responded to a boat collision that resulted to four injured passengers aboard two vessels on Sunset Lake near Wildwood, Monday, July 15. The injured passengers were transmitted to Schooner Island Marina where local EMS were standing by to provide assistance.
In the latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focused on a serious back injury caused when a RHIB tried to cross the waves of a passing vessel. The incident took place off the South coast of England, while eight passengers enjoyed a teambuilding exercise. UK MAIB highlighted that it is of a great importance to always call and inform the Coast Guard when an injury takes place on board, as they will be able to handle a critical situation.
US Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles is carrying out a Marine Casualty Investigation in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division to determine the cause of June 3rd vessel allision with a dredge pipeline operating on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel near Hackberry, La. The incident led to one loss of life and one injury.
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