Learn about important points to consider while inspecting ships tanks such as cargo holds / tanks (dry and wet), ballast tanks, void spaces, fuel oil tanks, fresh water storage tanks, etc.
A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, enters into force on 1 July 2016.
After a stevedore slipped and fell into a gap between logs on a log vessel, three others attempted to rescue him. All four unconscious stevedores were brought out with great difficulty from narrow spaces between logs. The hospital declared them “dead on arrival”.