Dropping Red Light Hazard

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Feb 092010

Throwing a little (broken) light on dropped objects

Marine Safety Forum says “A recent report from a Platform Supply Vessel has highlighted a serious incident on board concerning a dropped object from an offshore installation crane. Although no injuries were sustained as a result of this incident, the deck crew were working on the main deck of the PSV at the time and could have been struck by this dropped object.

At 1750 hours, a bang was heard from the top of the PSV’s bridge/monkey island. The second  officer went up to investigate and came down with the remains of a red lamp. This lamp was first believed to be part of the ship’s NUC light but when tested the ship’s NUC lights were found to working.

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