Alerts iconLost time injury (LTI): leg injured while dealing with vent flaps

A member has reported an incident in which a crew member suffered a serious leg injury whilst closing ventilation flaps.  Two crewmen, one an AB, the other a more inexperienced Cadet, were on the upper deck closing the flaps when a crank handle used to wind the flaps closed became detached and flew through the … Continue reading “Lost time injury (LTI): leg injured while dealing with vent flaps”

Alerts iconInjury after crewman fell downstairs on external stairway

The MSF has published the following safety alert regarding an incident in which a crewman fell down the stairs and was injured. The incident occurred following recovery of the vessel’s daughter craft (DC) when the crewman had informed the Officers in the bridge that the small boat had been recovered and safely stowed. He left … Continue reading “Injury after crewman fell downstairs on external stairway”

Alerts iconInjury caused by shifting load of pipes

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published a safety alert regarding an incident in which a crewman suffered a broken leg. The injury occurred when the crewman got his leg caught under a bundle of pipes that shifted whilst preparing them for a lift. It took fifteen minutes to free the injured crewman, and helicopter … Continue reading “Injury caused by shifting load of pipes”

Alerts iconPerson accidentally drank hazardous substance

A member has reported an incident in which someone inadvertently took a mouthful of a hazardous substance. The incident occurred when the Bosun was tasked with conducting ‘routine’ chipping and painting on deck. Feeling thirsty, he noticed two plastic bottles with drinking water labels on the table next to the accommodation entrance. He opened the … Continue reading “Person accidentally drank hazardous substance”

Alerts iconLost time injury (LTI) following stored energy release and subsequent serious infection of wound

A member has reported an incident in which a diver was injured subsea whilst disconnecting a flange on a damaged flexible pipe. The incident had occurred after the diver had removed all but four of the bolts and nuts and was in the process of removing the last four bolts. He was in the process … Continue reading “Lost time injury (LTI) following stored energy release and subsequent serious infection of wound”

Alerts iconLost time injury (LTI) during lifting operations – backloading tubular cargo

A member has reported an incident in which a crew member was injured during lifting operations. His legs were trapped whilst he was walking between casings being lifted, when one of them moved. The incident occurred during backload of tubular cargo (drill casings) from a nearby rig. The crewman was walking between two casings to … Continue reading “Lost time injury (LTI) during lifting operations – backloading tubular cargo”

Alerts iconStored pressure release – hydraulic oil

A member has reported an incident in which there was an unexpected high pressure oil discharge causing injury to someone’s left hand. The incident occurred during the reconfiguration of a trenching ROV. A crewman was disconnecting hydraulic pipe fittings to the chain tensioning cylinder on the mid digger section when there was a high pressure … Continue reading “Stored pressure release – hydraulic oil”

Alerts iconLost time injury (LTI): Crewman injured foot during offshore renewables mooring operation

A member has reported an incident in which a marine crewman sustained a serious injury to his foot during a ‘routine’ mooring operation. The incident occurred during cable laying operations on an offshore renewables project. Background A DP2 construction vessel and a number of purpose built crew transfer vessels (CTVs) were being used, the CTVs … Continue reading “Lost time injury (LTI): Crewman injured foot during offshore renewables mooring operation”

Alerts iconLost time injury (LTI): Dropped object incident

A member has reported an incident in which someone sustained a serious neck injury as a result of a dropped object incident. The incident occurred whilst members of the crew were using a chain block/tackle assembly on a H-beam, to assist with manoeuvring the heavy lids to the chain lockers which were located on a … Continue reading “Lost time injury (LTI): Dropped object incident”

Alerts iconLost time injury (LTI): Serious hand injury during subsea lifting operations

A member has reported an incident in which a diver injured his hand during subsea lifting operations. A diver was about to pull a 4m round sling (20 ton SWL) through a master link. While he was hanging the two-headed sling eyes on the corresponding hang-off point, his right hand thumb and index finger were … Continue reading “Lost time injury (LTI): Serious hand injury during subsea lifting operations”