MAIB Flyer Highlights Lifting Dangers

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Nov 242010

Buckling to the Cormorant ‘A’ frame and its foundation

In the wake of its publication of investigations into incidents aboard the Sand Falcon and the floating sheerleg Cormorant Britain’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch, MAIB,  has issued a safety flyer on failure of non-cargo handling lifting appliances.

The dredger Sand Falcon was alongside at a jetty when the trolley from its gantry-type stores crane came off and fell 7.5m landing on the deck guardrails. The trolley weighed over 400kg and narrowly missed the 7 people who were working nearby on the main deck and ashore on the jetty. The crane was being prepared to load ship’s stores at the time and was not carrying any load.

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Workboat Falls From Falls

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Nov 232009

image Two seafarers were seriously injured when the workboat they occupied fell from a stores davit when the wire supporting it parted. A preliminary report is currently available from the UK’s Maritime Accident Investigation Branch.

Says the preliminary report: “The 77 metre general cargo vessel, Velox, was loading grain while berthed starboard side alongside at King George V dry dock in Southampton.

On the morning of 1 September 2009, the ship’s crew were tasked with painting the hull, and the cadet was asked to help. Two seamen were preparing the port rescue boat for the task when the master instructed them to use the starboard workboat instead.

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