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.

Two ships on collision courseApril - Collision while being overtaken

Mandatory winter navigation information on sea water cooling types

Canadian regulations require that all vessels navigating in ice be equipped with a system to prevent icing and choking of sea chests and to maintain an essential cooling water supply. Icing/blockage could occur anytime between December and March. It is hard to predict when it becomes in force as weather is unpredictable. When water temperature drops below 0 deg C chances of encountering frazil ice may arise.

Enforcement of the Canadian regulations concerning ships operating in ice-covered waters, for ships transiting West of Les Escoumins pilot station, was effected as of December 10, 2016.

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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)

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