Monday 26th February 2018
We have received a Safety Alert from the Marine Safety Forum relating to an incident in which a crewmember was inadvertently hoisted by a crane on deck.
This high potential near miss provides a timely reminder of the need to:
a) ensure your PPE is properly adjusted, and
b) ensure you put yourself in a safe position prior to giving the lift signal to the crane driver
Whilst this incident happened in the offshore Oil and Gas industry, something similar could easily happen on a workboat engaged in crane operations.
We are pleased to confirm that the final assessment criteria for the revised Workboat Apprenticeship has now been agreed by the IfA and subsequently published on their website.
Following the MCA's decision to allow holders of the Master <500GT Workboat CoC or Class 1 Fishing CoC to be issued with a full STCW <500GT Master, Near Coastal CoC upon completion of a combined Cargo and Stability module, please be advised that the Scottish Maritime Academy are running this module in August.
In this month’s member profile, we speak to Anna Percival-Harris, Managing Director at JPMA / Hoylake Sailing School Ltd., about swapping a career onstage for one at sea, opportunities for workboats in offshore wind, and the current skills landscape in the industry.