Confined spaces can kill, and people who enter confined spaces to rescue others without the proper equipment can waste another life – their own as well as the person they’re trying to rescue. The continuing level of unacceptable losses demonstrates those lessons are not getting through.
There is, put simply, no excuse for these incidents – they don’t ‘just happen’, people die because they don’t follow the simple rules and procedures needed to stay safe.
Below is the latest safety bulletin from Maritime New Zealand. Ensure that your fellow seafarers read, mark, learn and inwardly digest whether under NZ jurisdiction or not. The life saved could be yours.