One of our members has reported that on one of their vessels they found that the battery to the lifejacket had swelled out, resulting in a ruptured battery. The maker of the battery is McMurdo and the expiry date was January 2002. Below is a picture of the ruptured battery. When the member alerted its … Continue reading “Battery failure on lifejacket light”
Further to earlier advice on these products, attached please find the recall notice issued by Divex.
One of our members has reported a fatal accident that has recently occurred on board on of their vessels. A rigger fell whilst undertaking maintenance activities in one of the vessel columns. Before entering the column a Permit to Work (PTW) had been raised, and personnel carrying out the work had been briefed on the … Continue reading “Fall from height”
We have received the safety alert below, issued by the US Minerals Management Service.
One of our members has reported the following diving fatality that occurred to a contract diver employed by a non-member company. During a surface supplied diving operation at a depth of 8 metres, whilst carrying out hook up operations, a diving fatality occurred. One of the divers was sick, vomiting inside his face helmet and … Continue reading “Diving fatality”
One of members has reported that recently, whilst one of their barges was being towed across the Atlantic, shelving around the barge was found to be moving due to inadequate support and fixing. This situation could have resulted in injury to personnel or damage to equipment. The member has issued a reminder to personnel on … Continue reading “Sea fastening”
We have been notified of a fatality on a vessel when a crew member became trapped between the door and door frame of an automatically actuated, horizontal water-tight sliding door and succumbed from his injuries as a consequence. In conflict with the existing procedure the victim did not fully open the watertight door before passing … Continue reading “Fatal accident involving a horizontal watertight sliding door”
One of our members has informed us that one of their vessels, operating in the Gulf of Mexico, has reported that a number of ‘dangerous transformers’ have appeared onboard from an unknown source. Below is a picture of one of the transformers. The transformers have no earth and thus do not comply with relevant class … Continue reading “Dangerous transformers”
We have received a report from a diving support vessel (DSV) that during the re certification and testing of the bell onboard gas bottles, it was found that the pillar valves were incompatible with the threads on the bottles. The bottles were W28.8 x 1¼” according to DIN 477. The pillar valves were ¾” NPT. … Continue reading “Incompatible threads on the bell onboard gas bottles”
We have received the attached Divex Safety Notice regarding further failures of their LP hoses.