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UK MAIB reviews accidents of 2016

The UK MAIB has published its annual report including an overview of all accidents reported in 2016 along with details of their investigations and marine accident statistics. Last year has been a 'typically busy year', the UK MAIB says; there were 1,190 accidents reported and 29 investigations were started.

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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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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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