A member has reported a near miss incident in which welding was discovered which had clearly taken place in a ‘no hot work’ zone. The welding was discovered during pre-sail departure checks of the main deck. The Chief Officer noticed dogging plate welds securing a half-height container had been welded on to a ‘no hot work’ zone on the deck.
Our members’ initial finding was that the task was not properly planned or supervised, allowing sea-fastenings to be welded on to a ‘no hot-work’ zone.
Members may wish to refer to the following incident (search word: hot work zone):
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