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Tag: life-saving equipment

Three die due to inefficient safety planning

fishing

The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the foundering of the fishing vessel Louisa SY30, while it was anchored of the Isle of Mingulay, on April 2016, resulting in three fatalities. The report provides important safety recommendations to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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Immersion suits should be of appropriate size for crew

suits

Recent reports by USCG officers have found immersion suits onboard ships to be of an inappropriate size for the crews wearing them. In cases where manufacturers have specified the size ranges for wearers of immersion suits, ClassNK urges operators to confirm once again whether the physical constitution of the crew meets the size ranges of the immersion suits.

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How to survive in cold water

cold

Maritime New Zealand informs about techniques that everyone could do, in order to improve chances of survival in cold water. Wearing warm clothes and lifejackets, avoiding alcohol and keeping a conscious, not-panicked mind are some of the advice included.

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Unexpected release of lifeboat occurred onboard tanker

lifeboat

The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a safety alert, in order to inform on a sudden disengagement of a lifeboat, during ship inspection onboard a tanker. The alert contains a description of the accident and lessons learnt, in order to increase awareness, which may prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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Alcohol contributed to most fatal boating accidents

boats

USCG released its Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that last year alcohol was the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and was listed as the leading factor in 15 percent of deaths. Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure ranked as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

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