It is known that enclosed spaces incidents are on the rise amid COVID-19. In order to help prevent the loss of life in such accidents onboard, the International Group of P&I Clubs issued a series of safety animation videos.
To remind, an International Group research revealed that during the period of 2015 to 2020, of the 83 deaths that occurred in enclosed spaces, 53% of deaths were due to oxygen depletion and over 60% of the incidents were located in the cargo hold.
In light of the situation, the safety animation highlights the importance of observing the statutory requirements described in SOLAS and compliance with best practice procedures onboard ships, to mitigate the risk of further unnecessary deaths.
According to the video, trying to get a job quickly can result in poor decision making. Therefore, never rush a task or miss safety critical steps due to time pressure.
Do not rush safety related tasks, rush a safety-critical job or miss safety critical steps due to time pressure.