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The Marine Safety Forum Safety flash on three fatalities in a chain locker aboard what was, in fact, the Viking Islay in September this year in BP’s Amethyst Field, which is currently under investigation by the UK’s MAIB, is a reminder that the Silent Assassin remains among us.

Just a month before the Viking Islay incident the rotting remains of a missing fisherman were found in the chain locker of the Pacific Explorer in New Zealand¬† He’d been missing for a year. Foul play is not suspected, but foul air certainly is.

In 2005, Skuld P&I Club issued a ‘lessons to be learned’ following the death of one man and the fainting of another while inspecting a chain a locker. Continue reading »