Live Webinar (Series 13): Mooring Operations | UK P&I Club
The UK P&I Club recently held a Webinar on the subject of Mooring operations. The Webinar received overwhelming response with about 2350 registrations from 78 countries. The webinar also saw the highest number of attendees to date.
The Webinar was hosted by Capt Anuj Velankar of the UK P&I club and on the panel were Capt Sanchay Srivastava of OCIMF and Capt Ivan Todorov of Brookes Bell.
The Webinar focused on three aspects of mooring operations and safety:
First, it looked at the Mooring Equipment Guidelines Ed 4 (MEG4) published by the OCIMF. The webinar looked at how this publication had profoundly affected mooring operations right from the design stage to the rope selection and operation part. Various difficulties faced by the Members in complying with the guidelines were discussed such as compliance for existing vessels, gap analysis of MEG3 & MEG4 along with issues like snap-back zones.
Secondly, the webinar focused on the practical aspects of mooring such as the maintenance of the mooring machinery and the inspection of the mooring ropes and wires. A detailed discussion was done on the inspection and discarding aspects of mooring ropes both in a practical term and also as per the MEG4 guidelines.
Finally the Webinar looked at the bigger picture as to how various bodies such as OCIMF, Classification societies, IMO and the shipyards are working together to build mooring stations, equipment and ropes with human element centre-stage.
As part of the webinar both panellists gave short presentations, which was followed by an interactive Q&A session based on the questions asked by the audience during registrations and also picked from the issues raised by the live audience. This was also supplemented by live polls in which the audience participated about a scenario on C/P dispute.
A recording of the webinar is provided and will be of great interest to both seafarers out at sea as well as marine and technical teams who wish to know more about the subject.
Mooring Safety – The “After-Hour”
As a bonus section, a follow up session with the industry was held following the webinar. The panel consisted of shipmanagers and operators and discussed the more practical aspects of the mooring operations on a day to day basis.
To register yourself for future webinars from the UK P&I Club, write to our Loss Prevention team who will be happy to answer any questions and add you to the invite list.
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