This flash,from Marine Safety Forum is to raise awareness for Installation personnel and vessel crews to ensure that all lifts are inspected at each stage of the journey.
Recently an AB on board an OSV observed a damaged strop as he went to unhook a mud skip that had been backloaded from the Installation.
The damage was very close to the master link and the strop had obviously been crushed or pinched at some point. Unfortunately it could not be determined when & where the damage occurred.
If it wasn’t for the awareness of the AB this damage, if undetected could have easily caused injury to others’.
This flash is to highlight / raise awareness for Installation personnel and
vessel crews to ensure that all lifts are checked / inspected at each stage of
If WE all took a little extra time to adhere to procedures WE may just prevent
personal injury or damage. Don’t transfer the potential hazards’ onto