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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 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.

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

MSS Case August - Maintenance job lead to injuries

The left fork on the vessel’s forklift truck was stuck. Two ABs and an engineer inspected the forklift to try and find the problem. They were all wearing the correct PPE.

The plan was to slide the fork clear of the carriage on the outer side and then repair the pin once the fork had been removed. This plan required a safety stop to be removed to allow the fork to be slid off. This safety stop was subsequently removed.

Read more what happens next in the latest monthly safety scenario case.

Read the MSS Case August 2020 »


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”.

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)

2020

  • July - Rescue boat drill injuries
  • June - Grounding when not using bridge equipment effectively
  • May - Oil spil while bunkering
  • April - Collision in busy anchorage after grounding
  • March - Unfinished arrival checklist lead to sever damage
  • February - Heavy weather causes grounding in archipelago
  • January - Lack of cooperation led to grounding

2019

  • 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

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