We have recently learnt of a near miss where an ROV supervisor used an elasticated shock cord (bungee cord) to secure a television monitor in place. The cord was terminated with a hook-type device but the cord itself was looped back on itself and clamped with a clip. When the cord was stretched to the … Continue reading “Termination of elastic shock cords”
Approximately one hour into the gas transfer operation from a quad (48 pack) of 20% oxygen / 80% helium to storage tubes via a large (D1247) Williams & James compressor an explosion occurred, causing extensive damage to the compressor and its associated high pressure pipework. Analysis of both the quads and storage tubes indicated that … Continue reading “Gas transfer during project mobilisation”
The attached memo from Halliburton sets out the findings to date and the interim actions recommended following an incident in May 2000.
Attached is a safety alert issued by the Department of Minerals and Energy, Western Australia, concerning an explosion which occurred during heliox transfer using a Williams & James compressor.
We have recently received the attached safety alert issued by Air Products regarding Sherwood valves.
One of our members has alerted us to an incident that occurred due to incorrect attachment of a personnel basket to a crane hook. Four people were being transferred from an FPSO to the deck of a barge some 30 metres below by a Billy Pugh personnel transfer basket suspended from the barge crane. The … Continue reading “Rigging incident”
We have recently received the attached safety alert from the Department of Minerals and Energy, Western Australia.
We have recently received the attached safety notice from Divex.
A member has reported a serious incident involving welding/burning gas cylinders. The cylinders, two oxygen and two acetylene had been transported on a vessel inside a container. They were neither adequately secured nor was the container labelled as containing dangerous goods. During transit the cylinders which were loaded vertically, toppled onto the floor causing the … Continue reading “Transport of welding/burning gas”
During a lifting operation on board one of our members’ ships, when an 82.5 te riser anchor was to be installed on the seabed, the main crane wire parted after the load had been swung away from the deck, causing the anchor to drop to the seabed. Fortunately no one was injured. The cause of … Continue reading “Parting of a crane lift wire”