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Sea fastening

One of members has reported that recently, whilst one of their barges was being towed across the Atlantic, shelving around the barge was found to be moving due to inadequate support and fixing. This situation could have resulted in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.

The member has issued a reminder to personnel on its vessels that during vessel movements it is imperative that all materials and equipment are securely fastened to prevent movement. This should include items such as shelving, filing cabinets, furniture etc. and all such items should be inspected to ensure that they are securely supported and fastened before the transit of the vessel commences.

Safety Event

Published: 1 January 2001
Download: IMCA SF 01/01

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