UK Accident Investigation, Chief Officer Fatality

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) released the report of its investigation of the fatality of the chief officer of a ship who fell while descending into a ballast tank while the ship was underway in the Gulf of Aden on 28 January 2009. He was not wearing a fall arrestor and his entry into the tank did not comply with company or industry practice. Although non-compliance with the permit to work system had been identified during a previous company internal audit, to effective remedial action had been taken. Report No. 20/2009 (9/10/09).

(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)

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