Alerts iconStatement on COVID-19 from UAE ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement on the 24th February 2020 detailing a travel ban to Iran and Thailand following recent concerns on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreaks in these countries.  The statement read: “In light of the UAE’s efforts to monitor and contain the spread of … Continue reading “Statement on COVID-19 from UAE ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation”

Alerts iconImpact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on Singapore-registered ships

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have issued Shipping Circular No. 3 of 2020 relating to the impact of COVID-19 on Singapore-registered ships.  It is applicable to Ship owners, managers, operators, masters of Singapore-registered ships, recognised organisations, agents and the general shipping community. The circular notes the following: “The MPA understands that in … Continue reading “Impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on Singapore-registered ships”

Alerts iconJoint statement IMO-WHO on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Director-General of WHO (the World Health Organisation) and the Secretary-General of IMO (the International Maritime Organization) have jointly issued the attached statement Circular Letter No.4204/Add.2 to assist States in ensuring that health measures are implemented in ways that minimize unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade.

Alerts iconHigh potential near miss: dropped object from turbine tower

What happened? At a wind turbine tower, chains weighing 17kg fell 84m.  The incident occurred during the pulling through of a 66kv HV cable during installation.  The surplus chain came out of a storage bucket and spooled uncontrolled 84m down the tower to the entrance level.  The noise of the chain spooling down the tower … Continue reading “High potential near miss: dropped object from turbine tower”

Alerts iconHigh potential dropped objects from wind turbine Nacelle crane

What happened? Two lifting bags detached and fell from the crane hook on a wind turbine tower.  The incident occurred during lowering operations at the end of an annual service day in the wind turbine nacelle.  A contractor technician packed up tools and equipment and loaded them into certified lifting bags.  The bags were then … Continue reading “High potential dropped objects from wind turbine Nacelle crane”

Alerts iconUK HSE: fatal injury following catastrophic failure of pressure test equipment

What happened? A 64-year-old worker was fatally wounded by shrapnel ejected from testing equipment.  He was leak testing eight 1500 litre cylinders, by applying compressed air inside to create pressure.  Whilst in the process of venting the air through the test manifold, it catastrophically failed and fatally injured the worker.  See the full press release … Continue reading “UK HSE: fatal injury following catastrophic failure of pressure test equipment”