risk assessment

AMSA warns of fatalities caused by moving elevators onboard

During 2018 and 2019, AMSA received notification of two separate accidents that involved crew members being trapped and crushed by a moving elevator. In both instances, the elevator moved while the crew members were working between the elevator casing and the cage, resulting in fatal crush injuries.

New report analyzes ways to reduce ships-whales collisions

According to a recent research, ship strikes are one of the main human-induced threats to whale survival. A variety of measures have been used or proposed to reduce collisions, and this paper proposes an approach to evaluate mitigation measures based on a risk assessment framework that has been adopted by the IMO, namely the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA).

RMI investigation: Poor risk assessment linked to Pilot’s fatal fall

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator issued an investigation report on the fatality of a Pilot while disembarking a ship and attempting to transfer from the pilot ladder to an escort tugboat off the Port of Tuapse, Russia, in the early morning hours of 30 December 2018. 

IMO Sulphur 2020 – Fuel Oil Tank Entry

Captain John Taylor, Loss Prevention Manager at Steamship Mutual writes this risk alert concerning the fuel oil tank entry for the soon approaching IMO Sulphur cup 2020 due to the high risk associated with personnel carrying out unusual work activities as well as entering into confined spaces of fuel oil tanks.

Bulk carrier grounding highlights gaps in port risk assessment

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the bulk carrier ‘Orient Centaur’, which lost power while transiting a channel from the Port of Weipa, in November 2017. This incident highlighted gaps in the port’s risk plans, ATSB noted. 

CO2 systems risk awareness crucial to prevent accidents

As the North P&I Club highlights, a recent incident that caused the deaths of ten people on board a vessel, has pinpointed the dangers of not fully understanding the operation of fixed CO2 systems. To prevent similar incidents, North suggests that it is critical for all persons involved to be aware of the risks.

Does enclosed space entry need more regulation?

In the following article, InterManager Secretary General, Captain Kuba Szymanski, discusses the problems associated with working in enclosed spaces onboard ships and considers what measures the industry needs to take to save lives.

Three pillars for the transition from Safety I to Safety II

In this article, Capt Charis Kanellopoulos shares his thoughts on safety. As he says safety can be use several time during our everyday lives, however it can present a variety on how the word it is interpreted. Without doubt, safety starts from us and ends back with us, consequently we become recipients of our own actions whether these are effective or ineffective.

Lessons learned: Epoxy overheating

IMCA shared lessons learned from a near miss fire caused by epoxy overheating. Following investigation , IMCA highlighted that chemical storage should always be in accordance with any local regulations and each chemical storage area should have a specific and separate risk assessment.


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