risk assessment

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.

BMA: Hand injury while attempting to secure crane’s auxiliary block

The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a new Safety Alert to inform and share lessons learned on a hand injury of a crewman attempting to secure a crane’s auxiliary block. The Authority concluded that the planning for the work activity was inappropriate and the risks were not appropriately identified. 

How to conduct a safe pilot transfer by helicopter

More and more ports around the world are now using helicopters to transfer the pilot to and from the vessel instead of the more traditional use of a pilot boat, North P&I Club informs. Despite the fact that this means that pilots can now transfer in increasingly challenging weather conditions, it also introduces new risks, of which ships’ crews should be aware of.

Exceeding planned weight causes crane boom failure

The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the boom failure aboard the crane barge ‘Atlantic Giant II’ while at the Brownsville Ship Channel, Texas, causing three injuries. The investigation found that the lift exceeded the planned weight, identifying also a lack of risk assessments.


Does enclosed space entry need more regulation?

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