UK Club

Lessons learned: Man overboard in heavy weather

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.     

The mariner’s role in collecting evidence

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. 

Lessons learned: Enclosed space fatality

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.

The importance of passage planning in preventing accidents

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.  

Lessons learned: Problematic lube oil cooler leads to pollution

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.

Lessons learned: Crew injury while securing a tow

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.

Serious eye injury during maintenance of fresh water steriliser

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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