The subject vessel was berthed on a NNE heading, port side to an exposed quay for cargo discharge operations. In the early morning, the wind was observed to increase in strength from the NW. The Master ordered the crew to deploy additional mooring ropes, with the final arrangement reported to be 4 head/stern lines, 2 breast lines and 2 spring lines forward and aft.
Lessons Learnt: Serious eye injury to fitter
Whilst the vessel was at anchor waiting to berth, one of the engine room fitters was instructed by the Chief Engineer to fabricate a set of locking pins for the anchor cable stoppers. It was planned that the work would take place in the engine room workshop and involve the use of an angle grinder for which the fitter had the choice of an electrical or pneumatically powered tool.
Linda Wright, claims executive at UK P&I Club advises on what to do when death occurs at sea.
The UK P&I Club was recently invited to take part in a seminar for the officers of Members TMS Bulkers Ltd. Senior Loss Prevention Advisor Captain Anuj Velankar represented the Club, taking part in talks and interactive workshops.
Hong Kong will introduce their own regulation to require vessels plying Hong Kong waters to use cleaner fuel from January 2019 to complement the efforts under the PRC's Ministry of Transport's action plan for the Hong Kong, Macau and PRD (Pearl River Delta).
A shipyard pipe fitter was tasked with disassembling a section of steam piping in the engine room. He was not expected to read the repair specification for the job but instead he was to receive general repair guidance from his foreman, who did have a copy of the repair specification.
A regular Crew Health team review of seafarer medical statistics found the main cause of crew failing the medical was active Hepatitis B - an immunisable and preventable illness.
The Club had recently been notified of claims involving our Members' vessels running into fishing farms anchored at the vicinity around the entrance of Lanshan Port.
Mental health affects crew of all ages, nationalities and ranks. A recent analysis of crew mental health revealed anxiety, social isolation, pressure of work and disturbed sleep can affect crew, all of which can negatively influence their mental health.