Take These Chains – And Throw ‘Em

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Jul 212011

Poorly fixed chains are a danger

Marine Safety Forum has highlighted the dangers of poorly repaired safty chains in a new alert.

Following a recent Near Miss reported on a company operated vessel, where it was observed that a safety chain had broken and a poor repair was carried out by using a cable tie, can we ask all vessels to check open areas and inspect all Safety chains. These chains are there for a reason and if faulty they should not be inadequately repaired, if these chains require replacing all vessels are requested to do so and order new safety chains.

Download the safety flash here