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 is publishing, 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 is 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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August case 2019: Containers lost in heavy weather
The large container vessel was sailing on a SE course in the North Atlantic, bound for a European port. During the voyage, heavy weather was encountered and the wind hit the vessel on its port side, causing heavy rolling. In the morning, the OOW and the master heard a loud noise astern of the bridge. When they looked out of the window they could see that some of the container bays had collapsed and that some containers had fallen into the empty bays.
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)
- July - Technician fell off pilot ladder and drowned
- June - Stowaways in the steering gear trunk
- May - Accident during Man overboard drill
- April - Crack in cargo hold cover caused wet damage
- March - Engine room fire - carbon dioxide system did not activate
- February - Fall during cargo operation caused serious back injuries
- 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