In light of the continuing occurence of enclosed space incidents on ships, the Gard P&I Club reiterated the need for ship managers to constanly review their enclosed space entry procedures and, if necessary, revise them to ensure they comply with the applicable requirements.
As part of its BSafe campaign, the Britannia P&I Club describes a fatality of an electrician from electrocution, while performing maintenance of the inert gas scrubber electrical system, onboard an oil tanker. The electrician had been working alone at the time.
Ammonia as a ship fuel presents additional risks when compared to conventional liquid fuels such as LNG, LPG, and methyl/ethyl alcohol, but it is possible to lower these risks by developing alternative and additional requirements to the existing IGC Code, according to a new report by Korean Register.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the serious injury of a fitter while operating the lathe onboard the vehicle carrier MV Titania, in February 2020. The report found that a rod slipped from the tailstock while the lathe was rotating at a very high speed.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on a fatal man overboard incident, involving a crew member while rigging a combination pilot ladder onoard the bulk carrier Navios Amitie, in February 2020. At the time of the accident, the crew member was not wearing a safety harness. It is very likely that he drowned because he had no lifejacket on.
RMI issued an investigation report on a crew fatality, after fall from height, onboard the product tanker PORT STANLEY, while at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, China, in May 2019. The investigation highlighted an ineffective safety culture onboard, while the ship was in the shipyard.
Transport Malta issued an investigation report on a fall inside a Water Ballast Tank of the Maltese-registered heavy lift/pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit, in January 2020. The investigation highlighted that there was no immediate barrier system around the opening in the deck, which could have prevented the fall.
At the beginning of January 2021, RightShip and INTERCARGO launched DryBMS which is a new quality standard for the dry bulk sector. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment.
TSB Canada investigation: Misinterpretation of navigational information led to grounding of SAR vessel
Misinterpretation of navigational information led to the grounding of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) vessel ‘Spirit of Sooke’ near Sooke, British Columbia, said the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) in its investigation report on the incident.
As part of its Safety Flashes, IMCA described a case of finger injury involving an AB during wire transfer operations onboard. The investigation identified complacency in routine procedures and improper risk assessment as key causes of the incident.
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