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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February case 2020: Heavy weather causes grounding in archipelago
It was an autumn night, and strong winds of Beaufort scale 10 hit a Handysize bulk carrier. The vessel was in ballast condition and sailing through an archipelago. The Third Officer, acting as OOW, and a helmsman was on the bridge. The vessel was in hand steering mode and was only making 2 knots over the ground. It was difficult to maintain course and the wind was blowing in on the port bow...
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 - Lack of cooperation lead to grounding
- December - Dangerous heaving line caused injury
- November - Poorly planned maintenance led to engine room flooding
- October - Serious injury during mooring operation
- September - At anchor during a typhoon resulting in a grounding and total loss
- August - Containers lost in heavy weather
- 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