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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MSS Case July - Rescue boat drill injuries

The vessel was in port and the Master wanted to do a rescue boat drill as no drill had been completed since the vessel was delivered about a month earlier. It was a nice day with favourable weather, and the harbour authority had given the vessel clearance to launch and manoeuver the rescue boat in the harbour. 

The Master informed the rescue boat crew that the safety pin should be removed before the rescue boat was waterborne. He did not state at what precise height the pin should be removed but assumed the crew would remove it just before the boat was waterborne.

How should a rescue boat be properly launched, and what requirement is there to how often a rescue boat should be launched? Read the answer in the latest monthly safety scenario case.

Read the MSS Case July 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)