Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Following a recent incident in which a rescue line parted while a young person was being pulled through the water, we have been advised that similarly defective lines may be currently in use on vessels.
Fortunately, no injuries were sustained during the recent incident – but had the incident occurred at sea, the consequences could have been severe.
Upon investigation, it was found that the rescue line was made up of short sections of line fused together, which had compromised its strength. See the MAIB Safety Bulletin SB2-2018 for more details.
If you carry similar lines on your vessels, please ensure they are checked as soon as practicable.
On Thursday 17th January 2019, NWA members travelled to Windemere Lakeside Hotel to attend the 1st NWA Safety Forum of the year, prior to the annual Dinner and AGM. Notably, due to the combination of events, we saw a strong turnout, with around 50 members present to air their views and share their experiences.
In March, Scottish Offshore Wind is hosting 3 events relating to offshore wind (OW). These are for companies in OW, thinking of diversifying into it, or simply curious.
Much-anticipated revision to the Workboat Code presented at the National Workboat Association’s 2019 AGM, paving the way for further growth in the UK maritime sector