Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Limiting liquefaction

The impact of a bulk cargo liquifying whilst at sea can have catastrophic consequences as seen in a number of recent high-profile casualties, argues Carl Durow, Loss Prevention Manager, London P&I Club. The role of the P&I Club is to provide insurance against such events but also to provide advice to prevent them for occurring in the first place.

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Human errors make costly claims for crane failures

Following many investigations, Mr. Ivan Todorov, Senior Master Mariner at Brookes Bell Singapore has found that human error element is commonly not addressed when talking about crane rope failures. Beyond the common causes such as wire fatigue and overloading, there is usually a human error behind these causes. In the following article, Mr Todorov delves into how the human element is neglected, and what are some of the unsafe practices that can lead to crane rope failures.

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Increased enclosed space casualties call for more investment in training

There are a number of factors that need to be considered in order to effectively reduce the risks associated with enclosed spaces, notes Capt. Akshat Arora, Standard Club’s Senior Surveyor of Loss Prevention. Although the regulatory requirements are well laid out, and safety standards should be improving, the increasing trend of enclosed space related casualty statistics highlight the importance of training.

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