As part of its Safety Flashes, IMCA desribes a case of an injury onboard, involving a crew member who had his hand trapped by a moving belt, during maintenance of an Air Handling Unit (AHU) Humidifier.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes a case of small fire on the TV onboard a ferry, which was attributed to an overheated electrical power surge protection unit that had been fitted by the ferry owners to help prevent screen failures.
DMAIB issued an investigation report on the accidental fall of a rescue boat from the oil products tanker TORM MAREN, while off the coast of Guinea, on 1st April 2020. The investigation established that the condition of the wire rope was not recognised as being detrimental to the functioning of the rescue boat system.
Following three incident investigations, Transport Malta issued a notice to draw attention to the dangers of sheathed steel wires onboard ships due to restricted access to the wire rope for a thorough inspection and the possible factors for corrosion in wire ropes.
Partners of an EU initiative have unveiled a recently assembled full-scale section of a ship’s hull made of composite materials to help reduce energy and maintenance costs.
As much as 40% of maintenance work carried out by FPSO vessel operators is unnecessary, according to latest findings by Lloyd’s Register. By reducing these unwarranted manhours, operators could save on average almost £600,000 per asset each year, which is equivalent to £15m over an assets’ life.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever maintaining a good housekeeping onboard can help prevent the virus spread. In view of this, the American P&I Club reminds key tips which are important to follow in general for a safe workplace onboard a vessel.
NTSB issued an investigation report on the flooding and sinking of the commercial fishing vessel Pacific 1 while in the Bering Sea, Alaska, in February 2019. The report identified the master’s decision to remain at sea with continuous flooding as key cause of the sinking.
The Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands issued guidance on the new requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear, entering into force on 1st January 2020.
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