Alerts iconCOVID-19 update

For the latest information and advice on the COVID-19 outbreak, including an overview of countries with confirmed cases and current assessments of risk, please browse to the World Health Organisation’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak webpage https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) provides guidance here on COVID-19 and the world of work. An informative graphic from … Continue reading “COVID-19 update”

Alerts iconDamage and engine room flooding following contact by tugboat

What happened? A vessel suffered damage to the hull and engine room flooding due to contact with a tugboat during berthing.  One of two tugs lost manoeuvrability and bumped into the vessel hull resulting in damage to engine room hull at frame no.42-45 portside.  The hull was torn 2 metres horizontally and 6 meters vertically … Continue reading “Damage and engine room flooding following contact by tugboat”

Alerts iconTrencher angle inadvertently altered

What happened? During offshore trenching operations, the ROV pilot unknowingly made contact with the control joystick, inadvertently raising the cutting wheel and thereby decreasing the cutting depth.  No equipment or permanent material damage occurred. The pilot inadvertently operated the tool tilt function by making accidental contact with the joystick control.  The subsea trenching tool was … Continue reading “Trencher angle inadvertently altered”

Alerts iconMarine Safety Forum: two incidents relating to fast rescue craft

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published two recent Safety Alerts relating to Fast Rescue Craft (FRCs).  In the first, an FRC capsized during launch.  The second covers launching conditions for Fast Rescue Craft. Incident 1: FRC capsize during launch During the launch of a Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) for validation trials, the cable that … Continue reading “Marine Safety Forum: two incidents relating to fast rescue craft”

Alerts iconLifting operation resulting in dropped objects from flexible intermediate bulk container

What happened? Multiple metal objects were dropped during a lifting operation using a flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC).  It was being used to lift garbage from a below deck stores area.  The lift crew were unaware that several metal components ranging from 1.1kg – 2.3kg had been placed into the FIBC and then inadvertently covered … Continue reading “Lifting operation resulting in dropped objects from flexible intermediate bulk container”