Confined/Enclosed Space “Taken Seriously But More To Be Done”

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Feb 242016
 

After a joint concentrated inspection campaign, CIC, in September to November last year the Paris and Tokyo MoUs say that confined/enclosed space entry is generally taken seriously by the industry but there is still a way to go.

The Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry CIC did not lead to an increase in the rate of detentions however the actual compliance, shown in drills, could be better. 7.9% of drills were found to be unsatisfactory.

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Jan 092010
 

Source: Paris MoU

Nearly a third of ships detained by Paris and Tokyo MoU members from September to November in last year’s concentrated inspection campaign, CIC, on lifeboat launching arrangements had deficiencies dangerous to seafarers aboard them. In a preliminary report, the Paris MOU says that one out of eight lifeboat drills were not carried out satisfactorily.

The findings highlight the poor performance and lack of commonsense and a refusal to substantively address safety issues by lifeboat makers, on-load hook release manufacturers and the industry generally. The Paris MoU has expressed concern about poor boat drills which it says: “is often caused by lack of training… Of the procedures or instructions and identification of hazards associated with launching and recovery of lifeboats one out of 6 was found unsatisfactory. These are related to the safety

management system on board the ship.”

Apart from a lack of concern for seafarers lives on the part of the owners and managers

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Good News: Lifeboats Get A Gaze In September

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Jun 262009
 
lifeboat

Not the best way to save lives

Those worried about lifeboat safety can draw some comfort that from September to November lifeboats will be subject to a concentrated inspection campaign, CIC, in a joint operation between the Paris and Tokyo MOUs. The aim is to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter III.

In practice the concentrated inspection campaign means that during every port state control inspection within the Paris and Tokyo MoU regions, lifeboat launching arrangements, maintenance records and other applicable documentation will be verified for compliance with SOLAS Chapter III.

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