Basket snagged on ship’s structure

What happened?

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Alert 19-14 relating to an incident whereby a basket snagged on the ships structure causing damage to the vessel and basket.

A cargo basket designed for tubulars was being backloaded at the stern of the vessel.  The lift was initially lowered to the deck to steady it.  As it was being lifted to be repositioned, the basket swung to starboard into the restricted hose bay area and at the same time the vessel dipped in the waves, causing the basket to snag on the protection bar around the hose bay.  The basket suddenly came free and landed on an adjacent container causing minor damage.  The basket also swung into the ship’s handrails causing minor damage.  Vessel crew were in a safe place and there were no injuries.