risk assessment

The importance of reviewing enclosed space procedures

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.

New report examines safety implications of ammonia fueled ships

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 investigation: Fatal man overboard from bulker while rigging pilot ladder

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 investigation: Fatal fall in cargo oil tank onboard tanker

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 investigation: Fall inside a Water Ballast Tank

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. 

DryBMS: A new safety standard for dry bulk sector

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. 

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