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”
We have been alerted to a major incident that occurred during a routine personnel transfer between an FPSO and its support vessel resulting in five persons being injured. A fast rescue craft was being used to carry out the personnel transfer. During the retrieval stage onto the FPSO, the lifting lug on the craft failed … Continue reading “Fast rescue craft incident”
A client has recently alerted us to a couple of incidents involving winching equipment on board vessels. In the first incident a member of the vessel crew stood on a tugger winch support bracket with his foot protruding slightly from the support flange. As the drum rotated during operation, the securing bolts caught the man’s … Continue reading “Winching equipment”
We have recently received the attached Information Note from Interspiro.
We have recently learned of this incident which occurred on an offshore installation. An electrician suffered superficial flash burns to his face, neck, ears and hands while operating a Merlin Gerin DA-type circuit breaker which was one of three incoming feeds to the platform 440v switchboard. The breaker was in the service position and attempts … Continue reading “Electrical flash burns”
We have recently received the following report. During the lifting of a 15te separator vessel at an onshore gas terminal, the crane operator noticed that damage had occurred to the main hoist rope on the crane, resulting in the failure of a number of hoist rope (wire) strands. The vessel was immediately lowered to the … Continue reading “Damage to main hoist rope on Liebheur 1080/1 crane”
One of our members has alerted us to a number of near misses from one of their vessels concerning the breaking up of grinding discs. The latest report states that a newly installed grinding disc broke up and flew apart during use, narrowly missing the operator and his assistant. The nine inch disc had been … Continue reading “Grinding disc failures”