loss prevention

Identifying Professional Indemnity claims: Blistering coatings

In a recent publication, Andrew Hodkinson and Joel Thornton from Charles Taylors Adjusting, outline how an Engineering Loss Adjuster can team up with appointed lawyers to quickly identify the key issues in a P&I claim and determine how best to establish probable root cause, liability and quantum aspects. In their first case-study, they explore P&I issues surrounding blistering coatings.

OCIMF: How to ensure a safe deck onboard offshore vessels

The last twenty years many dangerous events took place, showcasing the risk that offshore deck cargo operations present. To deal with this issue, OCIMF released a new information paper, Deck Cargo Management Onboard Offshore Vessels. The paper includes risk-based guidance as well as best practices on how to manage deck cargo in the offshore marine industry.

UK Club: How dangerous is aluminium dross

The UK P&I Club and the TT Club inform about a consignment of aluminium pellets (or dross) that was found at the port of loading with the doors and sides of the container blown out. The terminal arranged to test the samples, as there was no evidence that the unit had been dropped during handling.

Swedish Club: How to prevent engine room fires

Between 2008 and 2017, the Swedish Club received 28 reports about engine room fires. Fires may take place with very low frequency when compared with other types of damage, but the consequences can be severe. For this reason, the Swedish Club presents ways to prevent such incidents from happening.

IMCA launches guidance for analysis and testing of DP systems

IMCA has published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’. This document is additional to the Association’s current guidance on Dynamic Positioning. IMCA M 247 identifies the different components of a DP system and guides on how these systems might fail.

IMRF, Nautical Institute to collaborate on improving safety at sea

The MoU commits IMRF and the Nautical Institute to exchange information and technical cooperation in areas of mutual interest, and to improve training standards and guidelines across the shipping industry. In addition, the IMRF and the Nautical Institute will attempt to promote issues regarding the safety of mariners and others at sea.

InterManager wants crew’s help to minimise enclosed space risks

InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement sector, has launched a campaign to stimulate seafarers to think about safety issues when working in enclosed spaces and encourage them to identify and share with InterManager measures which they believe would reduce risks.

TT Club: Ship collisions with quay crane booms remain regular claim

Cranes on the quayside are highly exposed, due to their position on the waterfront, and probably represent in many places the highest unit cost of any operational asset at the facility. TT Club claims analyses continue to flag quay crane issues as giving rise to the highest cost incidents for ports and terminal operators, with collision risks comprising more than 50% of the costs.

LED lighting on-board create potential safety hazards

The U.S. Coast Guard has received reports regarding poor reception on VHF frequencies used for radiotelephone, DSC and AIS when in the vicinity of LED lighting on-board ships, such as navigation lights, searchlights and floodlights, interior and exterior lights, adornment.

How to prevent self-heating of coal cargo

In its latest Stop Loss publication, London P&I Club analyzed problems associated with the transportation of coal in bulk, such as self-heating and methane release. Self-heating can lead to fires and the production of CO, whilst methane release can lead to an explosive atmosphere being generated in the hold.

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