In carrying out hot work on board a vessel, neither the ship’s crew nor the shore personnel properly considered or mitigated the risk of fire, leading to fire inside the cargo hold.
Archives for January 2014
LEGO set of the largest ship in the world – the record-breaking Maersk ‘Triple-E is now available in the market. Built from over 1,500 bricks, the model recreates the real vessel in amazing detail.
A 3rd Officer on board a cargo ship suffered burns to his hands and face when he wrongly used a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air compressor to refill an oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA) cylinder, causing it to explode.
A number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol entered into force or took effect from 1 January 2014.
Qatar Petroleum’s Ras Laffan Port announced on the 21 November 2013, that as part of their continual improvement to operational safety in Qatar Industrial Ports, all vessels engaged in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Qatar will be required to have a valid Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspection.