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.
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February case 2019: Fall during cargo operation caused serious back injuries
The general cargo vessel was about to discharge packaged sawn timber in a small Caribbean port.
Before discharging commenced the master told the crew the importance of slinging each timber
package at equal distances to maintain its centre of gravity.
Discharge started in the evening. This chief officer had turned on the cargo floodlights and all crew
members were wearing proper PPE such as boiler suits, high visibility vests, safety shoes and hard
hats. The 3rd officer and an AB were in cargo hold 1. The chief officer and an AB were in cargo hold 2.
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.
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Scenarios archive (available in SCOL)
- January - Excessive speed when approaching berth
- December - Lack of communication caused serious main engine damage
- November - Grounding because of missed waypoint
- October - Grounding in river
- September - Contact while berthing
- August - Collision in restricted visibility
- July - Broken valve causes pollution
- June - Fatal fall from ladder
- May - Lost containers in heavy weather
- April - Injury in port
- March - Engine room fire
- February - Leaking cargo hatches
- January - Collision