The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash, regarding an incident in which a crew member was injured when there was a failure of the mechanism holding back a heavy watertight door. The incident occurred because the arrangements for holding back the door were not adequate.
The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-13.32.pdf
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