Accident Report – Wrong Insert Led To Anchor Handling Fatality

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Apr 112010
 

image Use of an oversized, and worn, U-shaped insert in a wire stopper failed to restrain a pennant wire that came under tension, resulting in the death of an AB on an anchor handling tug, reports the International Maritime Contractors Association.

Says IMCA: “A member has reported a fatal incident which occurred during anchor handling operations. The incident occurred on an anchor handling tug (AHT) whilst crew were attempting to disconnect an anchor buoy weighing 1.4 tons from its pennant wire shortly after retrieval.

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Keep Out Of Line Fire When Under Pressure

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Jan 262010
 
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Pressure relief valve swivelled and killed under test

Lessons from an incident resulting in a fatality during a pressure test on an offshore drilling rig, reported to the International Marine Contractors Association, IMCA, is also relevant to many vessel operations.

An assembly involving a pressure relief valve rotated when high pressure was applied during a test. It struck a crew member on the head and fatally injured him.

Among the lessons:

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