SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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Tag: UK Club

Do you know the signs of heat stroke?

The UK P&I Club provides lessons for summertime safety onboard discussing the importance of knowing the signs of heat stroke. The Club recently reported the death of two crew members who were found unresponsive onboard, apparently suffering from heat stroke and notes that particularly at this time of year, this is not an isolated incident.

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BA Control Board is vital in firefighting drills

firefighting

The UK P&I Club advised on the BA Control Board as an important piece of apparatus during firefighting exercises. George Devereese, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at UK Club, discusses how this device is often overlooked and why it is important to have realistic fire training drills.

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How to deal with death on high seas

seas

In the summer edition of its Bodily Injury News, UK Club advises operators on what to do when death occurs at sea. Death in a workplace environment is not any easy issue, but having a regimented, step-by-step plan in place to deal with such circumstances is integral especially whilst at sea, suggests Linda Wright, the Club's claims executive.

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UK P&I Club expands support of seafarer welfare

WELFARE

The UK P&I Club extended its support of Sailors’ Society’s Emotional Wellness module for a further year. One of five sections in the global charity’s "Wellness at Sea" programme, the Emotional Wellness training aims to improve emotional well-being through early identification of mental health issues and to enable seafarers to handle challenging situations at sea.

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UK Club advises on the benefits of ventilation

loss prevention

The UK P&I Club says that it has received a number of claims concerning damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat and provides advice on the benefits of ventilation. Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment.

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UK Club advises on tackling obesity in seafarers

obesity

The UK P&I Club comments on the fact many crewmembers fail pre-sea medical examinations, due to a combination of serious illnesses linked to obesity, informing that a body mass index of 25 or above can signify a serious weight problem. Being overweight may interfere with the seafarer's role and performance on-board.

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UK Club: Reducing the risk of collisions with fishing vessels

fishing

In conjunction with HOMARUS, UK P&I Club published a report guide, advising Masters and their Bridge teams on how to reduce the risks of collisions with fishing vessels. Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at UK P&I Club, informs that relevant incidents remain too common, suggesting that the responsibility of avoiding collisions is equal for masters as well as fishermen.

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