SSM Warns On Cargo Hold Dangers

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Apr 142010
 

image P&I club Steamship Mutual’s latest Risk Alert says that crew illness and injury claims consistently represent around 30% of all claims incurred by the club in any one year. A substantial number involve avoidable personal injury and high levels of cost.

These have included a bosun severely injured by a heavy tarpaulin dropped into a hold, a seafarer and chief officer trapped by a cargo of pipes during heavy weather, a oss of barge stability that resulted in two seafarers, one of whom died, going overboard along with cargo, and a crushed thumb.

“It should be evident from the narrative of each event that the incidents and the resultant injuries were all avoidable,” says SSM.

Download a copy of Risk Alert here.

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