Alerts iconIncidents submitted to IMO relating to vessels carrying SMCs

A paper has recently been submitted to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning vessels which despite carrying a Safety Management Certificate (SMC), had accidents on board in which the investigators found little evidence of established procedures for reporting non-conformities, accidents and hazardous situations in keeping with the procedures to be expected when an SMC is … Continue reading “Incidents submitted to IMO relating to vessels carrying SMCs”

Alerts iconFatality results from failure of ship’s mooring fittings and supporting structure

he following incident report has been received via the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design & Equipment. Although the incident itself is not very recent, the full details have only just been made public. It is worth highlighting because it underlines the importance of keeping a careful check on the structure around the parts of a … Continue reading “Fatality results from failure of ship’s mooring fittings and supporting structure”

Alerts iconFollow-up to Toxic gas emission from transponder (lithium batteries)

We previously publicised this incident in safety flash 05/02 (). Following a detailed investigation by the manufacturer, who intends issuing new guidelines for dealing with flooded transponders, the member involved has provided additional details on the incident and lessons learned on precautions to be taken in future. To summarise the event, a transponder, which had … Continue reading “Follow-up to Toxic gas emission from transponder (lithium batteries)”