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What are audits for? Some eCMID findings

 eCMID is IMCA’s well-respected safety management system health-check for offshore vessels – an electronic version of the Common Marine Inspection Document.  The results here are from 769 eCMID inspections, conducted in the 12 months to April 2021. They make interesting reading, for there are some areas of grave concern.

eCMID finding

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Confined space entry: 65 vessels were found to not have provision for entry into enclosed/confined spaces.  Safe management of confined space entry remains, literally, a deadly issue for the shipping industry;

Chemicals and flammable/combustible materials – 69 vessels did not have any procedures for control , stowage and handling of chemicals and flammable/combustible materials;

Firefighting: 59 vessels did not have up to date manuals and plans for firefighting equipment, and 45 vessels had defects recorded on their fire fighting equipment;

Bridge, navigation and communications equipment: 60 vessels failed to maintain the gyro & mag compass error log, and 47 vessels reported that their SOLAS communications and navigation equipment was not available for use;

Engine room house-keeping: 64 vessels had poor engine room house keeping, and 61 vessels reported poor working practices within the engine room;

Mooring, towing and lifting equipment: 96 vessels did not have an adequate lifting equipment management system, and 51 vessels reported defects on mooring/towing equipment

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Published: 13 September 2021
Download: IMCA SF 25/21

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