The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash regarding a near miss or potential incident involving control of work whilst carrying out live tests on a pressurised dry bulk cargo systems on board a vessel; this resulted in a ‘Stop the Job’ intervention. Whilst there were no injuries or damage caused, given that pressure vessels were involved, the potential was high.
It was found that the root cause was lack of adequate control of work, and that lack of communication between the engine room and bridge staff was a contributory factor.
The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-14.35.pdf.
Members may wish to refer to the following similar incidents (key words: dry, bulk, pressure):
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