Swedish Club

Improper lookout leads to two vessels’ collision

The Swedish Club issued its 2020 Navigational Claims issue, focusing on a collision between two vessels, resulting to the fact that the lookout of the responsible seafarers at the time of the incident was improper, highlighting that the OOW is always responsible for reporting of any targets observed.

Lessons Learned: Improper cooperation leads to grounding

The Swedish Club issued its January Monthly Safety Scenario focusing on a vessel departing a port, dealing with windy conditions; Yet, the wind and lack of cooperation between the crewmembers resulted to the vessel grounding and crashing a buoy.

Mooring operation heavily injures crew

The Swedish Club issued its December’s monthly scenario focusing on a serious injury when during mooring operations the AB threw the heaving line to the line handler, with the monkey fist heavily hitting him on the head; The Club stresses that the mooring operations should always be in line with the instructions from their flag state, port state and ideally what is stated in the COSWP.

Case study: Lessons learned from piracy attack in Gulf of Guinea

In the wake of the recent security issues in the Gulf of Guinea, the Swedish Club presented a case study of a piracy attack onboard a laden product tanker while awaiting 20 miles outside a West African port in late night. In this case, pirates used a ladder to board the vessel from a small boat not detected on the radar.

Human element is key for prevention of collisions and contact claims

The Swedish Club has launched a new edition of Navigational Claims, aiming to provide an insight into the causes of incidents such as containers tumbling into the sea and environmental damage, further offering comprehensive loss prevention advice in order to avoid them.

DNV GL completes study on the properties of EALs for stern tube applications

DNV GL, together with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club, Skuld and Gard have completed a study of the properties of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) for stern tube applications, in response to the growing number of stern tube bearing failures recently. In fact, DNV GL sponsored lab tests demonstrating that EALs behave differently than traditional mineral oils under transient pressure and temperature conditions. 

Poor maintenance results to engine room flooding

In the November issue of its Monthly Safety Scenario, the Swedish Club focuses on a bulk’s carrier flood inside the engine room. The vessel was loaded with steel cargo in China and was travelling to the Middle East. Eventually, due to an electrical issue it ended up flooding. 

Dealing with cargo hold lights’ fire

In its report on dealing with cargo fires, the Swedish Club has focused on cargo fires and explosion that can be caused by cargo hold lights presenting a case study of a bulker that caught fire after its cargo floodlights were not connected according to the approved ‘as built’ circuit diagrams.

AB severely injured during mooring lines operation

In the October issue of Monthly Safety Scenario, the Swedish Club focuses on a safety incident, where an AB was hit by mooring lines during the vessel’s departure, collapsing in pain, and transferred to the hospital with severe back injuries.

Masters should be able to handle security issues

In light of the ‘Advice to Masters’ brochure that the Swedish Club published, the Master has to be fully informed of security regulations and how to handle any incidents of piracy and security.

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