Thursday 27th September 2018
In the past two years, there have been two potentially fatal incidents involving CO2 releases from the manifold room. In this Safety Bulletin, the MCA discusses the risks of CO2-related incidents and their prevention.
The Safety Bulletin presents the results of a recent MAIB investigation, noting that CO2, a colourless and odourless gas, is highly asphyxiating: a 9% concentration causes unconsciousness within minutes and 17% concentration causes death in minutes.
The report issues a series of pointers to avoid CO2-related incidents, including servicing valves and regularly checking cylinder equipment. The MCA also suggests ensuring that pressure switches and alarms function correctly.
This month, we’re delighted to welcome four new members to the NWA. McLachlan Marine, Cutts Marine Ltd., Great Yarmouth Port and the Marine Biological Association have all joined our ranks in the past few weeks.
The MCA has released a new series of dates for its Renewables Offshore Search and Rescue (SAR) Management courses in 2019.
Cabin fires can and do happen, mostly due to electrical faults. In this IMCA Safety Flash, a number of recent cabin fires – and their root causes – are examined, as well as proper procedures for handling and mitigating this risk.