SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Accidents

Risks of moving heavy objects while onboard

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Presenting a recent case of crew moving steel plates in its monthly "Risk Watch" report, the Britannia P&I Club informed on the risks associated with moving heavy objects. According to the case, three crew members were moving ten pieces of steel plate around the steering gear room, while the ship was underway.

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Isolated working leads to girting

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The UK MAIB investigates a case in which isolated working led to girting during mooring operations and highlights the importance of the appropriate training of the crew, in order to prevent such cases. Girting means the risk of capsizing due to high athwart ships towing forces.

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Shore worker dies due to disembarking from shell door

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In the second case of its latest edition of the Safety Digest, the UK MAIB presented the risks associated with the insufficient training of shore workers on shipboard operations: The decision of a shore worker to disembark a vessel through the shell door instead of the gangway resulted in losing his life.

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