Earlier this month, the International Group of P&I Clubs issued an animation video in an effort to raise awareness on how to safely enter enclosed spaces onboard ships.
Despite the safety requirements required by the above-mentioned regulation, all Group Clubs continue to see fatalities caused by oxygen depletion in confined or enclosed spaces on ships.
In light of the situation, the above part of the safety animation highlights the importance of preparation and communication during such operations.
Everyone involved needs to be confident of what is happening, that they are experienced enough to do the job and what the emergency responses are; don’t presume every task will go without incident. Make sure everyone is properly prepared for the task in hand.