What Happened? To rectify low insulation on 100V AC on main switch board, engineers have tried to switch the cargo control power system on/off numerous times. Such frequent On/Off switching process caused electrical current surge to all cargo tanks level gauges electronic control system hence damaging the power control circuit causing system black out. Subsequent […]
By: Yeap Beow Hong 1. Electric shock Electric shock is one of the most serious and immediate risks facing a welder. It can lead to severe injury or death, either from the shock itself or from a fall caused by the reaction to a shock. 2. Fumes and gases Welding fumes and gases can be […]
SOLAS V/R.27 requires navigational charts (Paper & Electronic) are current and maintained up to date. The navigating officer shall correct Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) & paper charts with latest NTM / navigational warning from all available sources to ensure safe navigation, protection of enviroment and avoidance of loss of life. Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) For […]
Most accidents on board ship are caused by slip, trips, and fall. Another incident again happened on 5th June 2018 at Chittagong Bangladesh. A Master (age 57), while taking draft using rope ladder at about 22:00hrs, slipped and fell down into the river in low tide. Other crews tried to save him by throwing lifebuoy, […]
Prevention Starts Here Safety Management Manual gives Master and crews rights. It sets out roles for crews on board which they can work together to make workplaces safer. Find out about health and safety concerns. 1. Master and Crews have the right to: Know about hazards and how to handle the situation. Refuse work if […]
Grinders, or tools that use abrasive / grinding wheels and discs, are commonly used in many worksites on board. It is important to note that rotating grinding wheels and cutting discs can break which leads to injuries.
1. Dust bin with overflowing oily rags near a hot running engine: Oily rags are a well-known fire hazard whereby the substances on the rags can ignite due to an exothermic reaction from the nearby hot engine, causing a fire. 2. Missing section of handrail, chain left hanging: The simple, careless act of leaving the […]
Cybercrime can be about taking down a website, steal someone’s identity or taking control of network. There are many types of crime categorized as cybercrime. The easiest target is not IT infrastructure, but people. According to reports, 99% of attacks are aimed at people like us. We have a case ongoing whereby an officer being […]
Please name minimum 5 ship operation which can produce Static Generation on board tanker? What are the hazards from strong wind related to cargo vapor? Please name 3 types of eye protector and when these should be worn for each type?
Many factors have contributed to unsafe cargo operation either during loading or discharging at terminal. Therefore, it is important that the cargo handling operation on tankers is led by the Master or senior officer in-charge. Every crew member involved in the operation must be aware of his or her routine duties and emergency situations. The […]