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.
The National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching an ‘Understanding Fatigue’ campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs)
Following the success of our inaugural NWA / Offshore Wind Safety Forum in Lowestoft last year, we are holding the second combined Safety Forum on 6th September at the ERGO Centre on the Humber. Email Mark Ranson to secure your place.
In this month’s Member Profile, Chris King, Founder and Managing Director of King Marine, talks to us about the workboat training landscape, opportunities and challenges in the sector, and his longterm involvement with the NWA.