Recent reports say operators are directing ships through the Straits of Magellan and round The Cape of Good Hope in order to save on canal dues amid the suppressed fuel prices. In this regard, the UK Club issued a reminder to Masters of the considerations that should be taken into account when operating in areas of adverse weather conditions.
As part of its ‘Lessons Learnt’ series, UK Club describes a case of bunker spill in extreme cold weather, highlighting that additional considerations should be taken when bunkering in such conditions.
In the latest issue of UK Club’s Lookout publication, Capt. Hiroshi Sekine, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, highlights the importance for mariners of gathering evidence from the ship, in the aftermath of an incident at sea.
The UK P&I Club presents an injury onboard a tanker, when a crewmember that was instructed to fabricate a steel locking pin had a sever eye injury, most probably because he removed the safety guards of the power tools he was using.
In its latest ‘Lessons learned’ article, the UK P&I Club analyzes an enclosed space fatality onboard a bulk carrier. The investigation found that the void space, where the fatality occurred, had not been opened for about 6 months and was not fitted with any natural ventilation.
UK P&I Club published lessons learned from a crew mooring injury, which happened as a bulk carrier was discharging cargo alongside a mineral terminal. Namely, one of the ropes snapped, violently striking the second officer, which sustained broken ribs and serious internal injuries.
The UK P&I Club published a statement focusing on the importance of passage planning, in light of the ‘CMA CGM Libra’, transferring cargo with a value in excess of US$500 million as well as about 8,000 tons of bunkers, grounded on a shoal whilst sailing out Xiamen port, China through a recognised dredged channel marked by lit buoys.
The UK P&I Club presents a case where a defective lube oil cooler caused pollution. Namely as the ship was alongside, oil sheens were observed floating on the dock water around the stern, which were believed to be from lubricating oil leaking from the stern tube seal. The deficient condition of the lube oil cooler caused not only a pollution incident, but also significant costs regarding clean up, inspections, repairs and off-hire.
In the latest publication of its ‘Lessons Learned’ series, the UK P&I Club described a serious eye injury of a crew member while securing a tow. The Club noted that three crew members were probably not enough to safely manage an operation of this nature.
In UK Club’s latest ‘Lessons Learned’ article, Captain David Nichol describes a case of a serious eye injury of an engineer while conducting maintenance of fresh water steriliser. The analysis identified that the injured man had not been wearing any face protection, while a proper risk assessment had not been conducted.
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