MSS Case October: Serious injury during mooring operation
In the Monthly Safety Scenario Case of October, a new AB is seriously injured during a mooring operation. Lack of communication and no pre-departure briefing were contributing factors to this accident.
It was early morning and the vessel was preparing to depart. The mooring parties were standing by forward and aft. On the bridge the Master carried out a short briefing with the pilot. There had been no pre-departure briefing, so the mooring risk assessment had not been discussed.
The mooring parties had just been woken by the Chief Officer and assembled at their designated stations. The Chief Officer was setting up the bridge for departure and was not involved in the pilot briefing...
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When discussing the case please consider that the actions taken at the time made sense for all involved. Do not only judge, but also ask why you think these actions were taken and could this happen on your vessel?