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Bulk hose entanglement with Azi-pod propulsion unit

The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash regarding an incident in which a hose became entangled with an Azi-pod propulsion unit. The incident occurred during preparations to deliver water to a platform. It was decided to use the aft manifold connection on the starboard quarter for the water transfer, and two ABs were standing by ready to connect the hose. After being lowered by the crane, the hose was observed to sink in the water close to the stern cut-away, under which the Azi-pod units are mounted.

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Safety Event

Published: 12 September 2013
Download: IMCA SF 14/13

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