Working at Height

Working at Height Introduction This is the sixth post in a series of 25. Each post will be dealing with a shipboard work related issue and how to cope with it. Previous articles in the series has been about: Safe Manual Handling Preventing Slip, Trips and falls Toolbox Talks Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment   General

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Lifting Equipment

Lifting Equipment Introduction This is the fifth post in a series of 25. Each post will be dealing with a shipboard work related issue and how to cope with it. Previous articles in the series has been about: Safe Manual Handling Preventing Slip, Trips and falls Toolbox Talks Lifting Operations   General The lifting equipment is

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Lifting Operations

Lifting Operations Introduction This is the fourth post in a series of 25. Each post will be dealing with a shipboard work related issue and how to cope with it. Previous articles in the series has been about: Safe Manual Handling Preventing Slip, Trips and falls Toolbox Talks   General On all kind of vessels,

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Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks Introduction This is the third post in a series of 25. Each post will be dealing with a shipboard work related issue and how to cope with it. Previous articles in the series has been about: No. 1 – Safe Manual Handling No. 2  – Preventing Slip, Trips and falls   General The

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OMSA on deep water

OMSA on deep water Recently an article has been published in a magazine for the offshore industry. The topic was “Offshore Safety” and the article was about that US will require foreign flagged offshore vessels to comply with domestic marine casualty reporting. The intention is to get a better picture of what actually happens on

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MARS Report No. 247 May 2013

The report which caught my attention this time was about the removed lifebuoys on board several vessels. Simply the Captain on board removed a number of lifebuoys during passage in order not to loose them. Instead of mounting a locking pin, the lifebuoy itself was removed. This is a sign of poor safety culture and

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MARS Report No. 245 March 2013

  Insufficient risk assessment by the ship designers!   In the MARS report for the month of March, there is an interesting topic regarding a, unfortunately small fire in the engine room on board a tanker. The tanker was equipped with hydraulic deepwell pumps and after discharge port it was planned to carry out some

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MARS Report No. 244 February 2013

Damage to shell platings in sub-standard ports! Today the administrations and classifications societies keeps an sharp eye on the vessels, making sure that they stick to the rules, regulations and recommendations applicable to it. However, who keeps an yes on the ports, Pilots and other parties who are involved in a ship’s safe maneuvering from the

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MARS Report No. 240 October 2012

They are still around! The mooring accidents! Last month Marqua forwarded an accident report regarding a fatal accident on board a cargo ship during a routine mooring operation. In this month’s MARS you can read about an AB getting injured after departure. Mooring related injuries has been focused on for years, and OCIMF has published

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