The MSF has published the following two Safety Flashes regarding a number of recent near miss incidents involving dropped objects:
- In one incident on an offshore vessel, a piece of stainless steel flat bar fell from the davit from a height of 2 metres and narrowly missed a crew member. The report can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload/files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-12.14.pdfIn another incident on a vessel lying alongside an installation, a steel bar about 1 metre long and 3 centimetres in diameter was seen to fall on to the deck from either the roof of a container or from overhanging scaffolding on the installation. The report can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-12.15.pdf.
IMCA Safety Flashes summarise key safety matters and incidents, allowing lessons to be more easily learnt for the benefit of all. The effectiveness of the IMCA Safety Flash system depends on Members sharing information and so avoiding repeat incidents. Please consider adding [email protected] to your internal distribution list for safety alerts or manually submitting information on incidents you consider may be relevant. All information is anonymised or sanitised, as appropriate.
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