Dealing With A Stroppy Hose

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Feb 122013

A PSV was working alongside an installation and had successfully completed a discharge of oil based mud (OBM) to the installation via the mud hose. The vessel was subsequently required to deliver base oil (BO) using the same (OBM) delivery hose.

In order for the hose to reach the BO manifold onboard, the vessel would be required to re-position the OBM hose from the forward hang off pin to the aft hang off pin. This was to be executed utilising the platforms crane. The OBM hose was connected to the crane pennant and was lifted clear from the forward hang off pin in the usual manner. It was then transferred aft and re-positioned to one of the hang off pins adjacent to the BO connection. Once the hose was in the required position the hang off sling was placed over the pin.

The ABs noticed that the hose hang off sling was displaying signs of wear and tear / damage during the re- positioning of the hose from the forward to the aft pin. They however continued with the operation and as a precautionary measure they decided to secure the hose with a piece of rope as a backup. Continue reading »

Gullfaks A lifting incident PSA to investigate

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Mar 072011

Gulkfaks A: worker crushed in lifting op. Photo: Statoilhydro

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority, PSA, has initiated an investigation following an incident in connection with a lifting operation on the Statoilhyrdo’s Gullfaks A facility on 28 February 2011.

One person was injured when he was crushed between two containers in connection with a lifting operation on the Gullfaks A facility.

The incident occurred around 06:00 in the morning on Monday, 28 February.

The PSA has decided to investigate the incident, and will send an investigation team to Gullfaks A to clarify the course of events and identify triggering and underlying causes, among other things.

Safety Alert – Watch The Sea When Lifting

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Feb 132010

image Two recent incidents have highlighted hazards associated with unexpected worsening in sea-state during lifting operations, warns Oil & Gas UK. Lifting operations are one of the most hazardous operations conducted on offshore facilities and require careful planning, identification of the hazards, assessment of risks and implementation of appropriate controls. It is important that any changes in circumstances, such as congested lifting areas and potential changes in sea-state which could lead to unpredicted movement of a suspended load, are given appropriate consideration in the task safety analysis.

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Safety Alert – Come Together, Right Now… Simultaneous Working

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Aug 122009

imageTake special care when several different tasks are being carried out on deck by contractors, ensure risk assessments and toolbox talks are carried out and ABs should be proactive, are the lessons from the latest Safety Flash issued by Marine Safety Forum following a near miss event that could have resulted in serious injuries.

Says the MSF: “On arrival in port a number of different contractors boarded a vessel to off load a piggy back anchor, disconnect a connecting link from a 77m chain and change out of a gypsy winch. When the crane driver started to lift the anchor from the deck the crane jib was not positioned right above the anchor which resulted in the anchor swivelling and sliding across the deck. The pennant tail swung past the men disconnecting the chain link narrowly missing them.

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Step Change Lifting Guidelines Revised

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Mar 202009

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Step Change in Safety has revised its Lifting and Mechanical Handling Guidelines.

These guidelines define the responsibilities, training, competencies and assessment of those involved in lifting and mechanical handling operations. They set out a structured approach to the planning of safe lifting.

For more information Click Here