Aug 302007

The Maritime Safety Forum is having some website problems so we’re happy to pass on the following information (MAC is not associated with MSF):


First of all, please accept our apologies for the current problems with the Marine Safety Forum’s website. The problems are without our control, but we hope to have matters rectified soon. Our database is curtailed so many members won’t receive this message. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone to whom it might be relevant.

Below are links to our latest safety alerts. The first one is the Norwegian Maritime Directorate’s guidelines for immediate measures on supply ships and tugs that are used for anchor handling:

The second alert is the MCA’s advice from DEFRA on the EU Foot and Mouth Regularions:

The third one concerns a crane jib failure and was issued by ASCO as No 12/07:

And finally, our last one is to do with an injury sustained following a rig move when a member of the crew was struck by a tugger wire:

We have a new Marine Awareness Course on offer and the first one takes place on the 11th and 12th of September at the Treetops Hotel in Aberdeen. The Marine Awareness Course was developed to familiarise and update knowledge and awareness of marine operations in connection with offshore installations. It is intended for those personnel who have responsibility for, or are engaged in, marine activities. Further details are available on our website under the Training Courses section and bookings should be made directly with RGIT on 0845 606 2909 or by sending an e-mail to:

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