閉鎖区画入域の際のアクシデントによって多くの尊い人命が失われています。英国の海事沿岸警備庁（MCA）が改正規則として発表した“The merchant shipping and fishing vessels (entry into enclosed spaces) regulations 2022”は本年5月22日より施行されます。本改正によって、船舶所有者、船長および船員の雇用者等に対し、船員を閉鎖区画入域による危険から守る義務が課せられます。
Many lives have been lost unnecessarily when seafarers or shore-based personnel enter enclosed spaces on board ships.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, an executive agency of the United Kingdom working to prevent the loss of lives at sea has recently published “The merchant shipping and fishing vessels (entry into enclosed spaces) regulations 2022” which will come into force on the 14th May 2022 for ships to which the safety of life at sea (SOLAS) convention 1974 applies, and for other ships, including fishing vessels, on the 14 May 2023 and revoke the merchant shipping (entry into dangerous spaces) regulations 1988.
The 2022 regulations place duties on ship owners, masters, employers of seafarers and others to take measures to protect seafarers among others, from the hazards of entering and or working in enclosed spaces. The regulations incorporates guidance published in international maritime organization (IMO) resolution A/1050(27) entering enclosed spaces on board ships.
The Club have issued a range of advice on enclosed spaces, which can be found below.