InterManager Calls For Enhance Safety Of Enclosed Spaces After Eight Deaths in Seven Days

Following eight deaths in enclosed areas aboard ships in the last week, InterManager, which is the international trade association for vessels and its crew management sector, is encouraging the maritime industry to work together to improve enclosed space safety.

Three sailors and five shore workers were sadly killed in incidents in enclosed areas in the past seven days, bringing the total number of reported deaths this year to 31, according to InterManager.

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InterManager, a non-governmental organization that is a member of the International Maritime Organization, keeps records of these accidents on behalf of the maritime sector as a whole and discusses its findings with regulators. According to the figures, 310 persons have died in enclosed spaces owing to 197 mishaps since 1996, including 86 shore staff and 224 seafarers.

Szymanski stressed the need for accident investigations, delving deeper into the reasons for people’s decisions and taking into account the external pressures which impact those decisions. He also urged vessel architects and builders to make stronger attempts to eliminate hazardous locations whenever possible, emphasizing that no one should die while doing their work.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has committed to revising and tightening regulations governing confined space access aboard ships.

The IMO subcommittee in charge of Cargo and Container Carriage is currently amending Resolution A.1050(27), which aims at guaranteeing the safety of individuals entering enclosed spaces aboard vessels. The change is scheduled to be finished next year.

Reference: MarineLink

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