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Lessons learned from metal wire rope failure

To optimise the life of the rope and minimise the risk of failure, it needs to be carefully selected for its operating environment and must be appropriately maintained and regularly inspected. Thus, the Skuld P&I Club has issued advisory on metal wire rope operations.

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Fatigue at sea on the IMO agenda

Ways to enhance seafarer training by utilizing lessons learned from marine casualty investigations and how to prevent fatigue at sea are issues under discussion this week at the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (30 January-3 February).

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Hydrodynamic interactions while berthing

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Latest MARS report from the Nautical Institute has been released. One of the incidents contained in this report is referring to hydrodynamic interaction between two passenger vessels caused by the underway passenger vessel passing at a very close lateral distance of 30 metres at a speed of more than 6kt.

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Person scalded by steam condensate

IMCA has reported an incident in which a person was scalded when working in the kitchen/pantry area onboard a vessel. The incident occurred when the injured person was rinsing dishes in the ships pantry, near a boiler. The boiler exhausted steam through a vent pipe, and so a plastic tube was retro-fitted to the vent, allowing any condensate to drain into the sink in which the dishes were rinsed.

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Look out CO2 flooding system activation points

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IMCA highlights a potential gap in safety awareness which may be of interest to operators. In one vessel, there has been noted a CO2 flooding system activation point within the main CO2 bottle room, however, there were no warnings or procedural guidance on the use of Breathing Apparatus (BA) within the main CO2 bottle room when operating the system.

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Fire in engine room

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Fire broke out in vessel's engine room whilst returning to port from offshore. The crew were alerted when three sensors on the fire detection system activated, setting off the fire alarm and the vessel’s “flexifog” fixed firefighting system. The chief engineer, who had been close to the engine room, confirmed that smoke was present.

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