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Tag: mooring

Crew member dies during routine mooring task

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In order to share lessons learnt for preventing further marine casualties, the UK MAIB presents the case of fatality of a crew member onboard a tug, during routine manoeuvring, alongside an unmanned sister tug. An engineer was found lying, after he probably fell in an attempt to pass between the two tugs, before they had fully come together.

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Failure of mooring line causes serious injury onboard

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On 2 March 2015, the offcer-in-charge of the mooring party on board the LNG tanker Zarga suffered severe head injuries, when he was struck by a mooring rope that parted during a berthing operation, at the South Hook LNG terminal, Milford Haven. UK MAIB issued a report, providing important safety issues, to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.

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How to avoid fender damage while berthing

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The Standard P&I Club informs operators on fender damage, which is a regular recurring issue during berthing operations, and suggests a number of precautions that operators can take prior to berthing and when it is determined that there is insufficient shore fendering, in order to prevent relevant incidents.

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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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Serious injury during mooring operations in Peru

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Marine Safety Investigation (MSI) of Malta issued a simplified investigation report on an accident, that happened during Cielo di Tocopilla, a register bulk carrier, was loading steel products in the port of Ilo, Peru and the whiplash of the mooring rope section struck a bosun on his right leg.

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ABS : How to safely install drag anchors and plate anchors

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ABS issued a recommendation guide for the design and installation of drag anchors and plate anchors for offshore service. The guide includes notes for the site investigation, methodologies for geotechnical design and structural assessment and installation and testing recommendations for drag anchors and plate anchors as well.

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