Complacency on the mooring deck

When a mooring line parts or the roller flies off the top of a pedestal fairlead they have a tendency to hit a seamen in the vicinity, and the injuries are nearly always fatal. The attached image shows how on one ship entered with the Club, a safety slogan was stencilled on a bulkhead at the mooring station to remind crew of the dangers. See also a proposed MCA

Marine Guidance Note

and mooring practice posters available free from the

MCA

. Click the image to enlarge.

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