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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