Monthly Safety Scenario (MSS)

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Monthly Safety Scenario (MSS)

The Monthly Safety Scenario (MSS) is a Loss Prevention initiative to assist members in their efforts to comply with international safety regulations and to follow best practice.

The Club will publish, on a monthly basis, a new Monthly Safety Scenario (MSS) to assist owners in their efforts of complying with the above regulations. Alternative scenarios will be uploaded in SCOL. It will be easy to download the MSS and enter the written conclusions from the meeting and send feedback to the shore based organisation.

Right-click on the link below and select “Save target as...“ to save the pdf file on your computer.

October 2017 - Cargo and Hull damage while at anchor in heavy weather.pdf

Under the ISM requirement owners are obliged to carry out monthly safety meetings or safety committee meetings onboard their vessels. This obligation stems from Chapter 5 of the ISM Code: “Master’s responsibility and authority” and furthermore from “5.1.2, motivating the crew in the observation of that policy”.

The obligation can also be derived from the Code of “Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen”, where it is stated that the safety committee should meet regularly: “3.13.2, The frequency of meetings will be determined by circumstances but as a general guideline, the committee should meet about every 4-6 weeks”.

A topical issue of importance

A current topic that is of importance is Loss of Anchor. You can find the case in the pdf below.

   Loss of Anchor

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For more Loss Prevention information, please contact:

Joakim Enström
Loss Prevention Officer
Tel: +46 31 638 445
Mobile: +46 763 217 666

Scenarios archive (available in SCOL)


  • September - Grounding in unsurveyed waters
  • August - Misdeclaration caused charcoal fire
  • July - Collision
  • June - Hot work caused fire
  • May - Contact with another vessel while approaching the berth
  • April - Collision while being overtaken
  • March - Routine job caused grounding
  • February - Fumigation caused explosion
  • January - Fire in heavy weather


  • December - CPP Failure
  • November - Injury in heavy weather
  • October - Blackout causing grounding
  • September - Injury from pallet
  • August - Suez Canal grounding with pilot onboard
  • July - Injury during mooring operation
  • June - Collision during port approach
  • May - Injury from cargo gear
  • April - Collisions
  • March - Blackout
  • February - Leaking hatches
  • January - Fatal fall


  • December - Collision with vessel at anchor
  • November - Defective Main Engine Lubricating Oil Outlet diaphragm
  • October - Loss of Anchor
  • September - Contaminated lube oil
  • August - Cargo coming loose in heavy weather
  • July - Loss of Power
  • June - Flooding of cargo hold
  • May - Collision
  • April - Fuel change caused engine failure
  • March - Main engine failure caused serious damage
  • February - Injury when falling from ladder
  • January - Engine failure - Caused collision

Visiting address

The Swedish Club
Gullbergs Strandgata 6
SE-411 04 Gothenburg

Postal address

The Swedish Club
Gullbergs Strandgata 6
P.O Box 171
SE-401 22 Gothenburg


Tel +46 31 638 400
Fax +46 31 156 711


+46 31 151 328

+30 6944 530 856

Hong Kong:
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