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Buoy Too Close To Fibre Line Led To Wandering MODU
maritime safety news, mooring, mooring, MSF, Offshore, Offshore, Safety Alerts No Responses » Jul 162012

Mooring line No. 5 after the accident Marine Safety Forum warns that a MODU was moored with eight mooring lines and connected to the well. A loud noise was heard originating from aft, port side column and it was observed on the tension monitoring that the mooring line no. 5 lost its initial tension of 145mT down to 45mT. The MODU got an excursion of 12 meters from initial position and the MODU tilted 2,3 degrees. Angle on lower flex joint was less than 2 degrees. Ballasting system was run to stabilize the MODU and the thrusters operated in manual mode to re-locate the MODU back to its initial position prior to the mooring line failure. It was identified some time thereafter that the fiber rope insert in mooring line no. 5 had failed. The triggering cause was that the subsurface buoy shackle/chain came into contact with the fibre rope insert and lead to loss of integrity of the fiber rope insert.

marine safety forum. tracked and closed. Assess the use of ROV survey when the MODU has achieved work tension in the mooring lines 5. mooring. bring learning forward in risk assessments and point-out potential weaknesses in rig move documentation issued for review Rig Specific Corrective Action Plans to be developed. Install subsurface buoy to the bottom chain segment by ―snotter‖ shackle in a safe distance to avoid the subsurface buoy to reach the fiber line segment connection point 2.Critical Factors (CF) that lead to the incident: CF1: Subsurface buoy shackle and chain fastened too close to the fiber line CF2: Rotational movement of the mooring line lead to the subsurface buoy arrangement getting tangled up into the fiber line (Fig 2) Recommendations: 1. Download Safety Alert Posted by bobcouttie at 23:13 Watch Your Step When Mooring Accident. Accident report. Evaluate use of swivels during test tension to avoid twist in pre-installed anchor lines 4. is recommended to make themself familiar with industry learning related to mooring line failures and by doing so. All parties involved in the rig move process. Install high tension swivels in both ends of the fiber line insert 3. Safety Alerts No Responses » Apr 022012 . falls. mooring.

Brief Description of Root Cause: No grid over deep drain or manhole. Able Seaman let go lines and walked to new position to make ready the other mooring lines. Learnings and Preventative Actions: Watch your step when walking around all areas. Having identified hazards. All hazardous areas should be clearly marked. a hazard when mooring ‗Watch your step‘ is a lesson learned by an AB at the cost of a fractured foot while assisting with mooring lines according to a safety alert from Marine Safety Forum. especially when not familiar with the area. Says the alert: While vessel had to move approximately 300m to new berth.Open holes. All areas should be examined so that slips trips and falls hazards are identified prior to commencement of any operations. fatality. Able Seaman not familiar with the area. Use the risk assessment in consultation with the crew Download safety flash here Posted by bobcouttie at 00:57 Freemantle Express Mooring Fatality: Weak Lines. Poor Design Accident. no hazard marking around the hole. maritime safety news. mooring No Responses » Mar 062012 Mooring operations continue to take too high a toll . Accident report. Able Seaman fell in unmarked drain or manhole on quay wall. Risk Assessments are to be carried out. AB was on quay wall assisting with mooring lines.

was berthing in the port of Veracruz when a headline parted under tension. an OS lost his life. mooring No Responses » Sep 072011 . maritime safety news.Mooring incidents continue to take a horrific toll on seafarers. The seaman died of his injuries. In the case of Freemantle Express it was fatal. As the UK‘s MAIB report on its latest investigation into a mooring incident aboard Freemantle Express. oversights big and small lead to devastating consequences. The vessel was moving astern along her berth at the time of the accident. The broken mooring line recoiled and struck an ordinary seaman (OS) who was standing on the forecastle. Mooring injuries come in two varieties – severe and fatal. the OS had stepped into the snap-back zone of the rope. the rope had previously suffered abrasion damage that had lowered its residual strength to less than 66% of its original strength. Fremantle Express. a UK-registered container vessel. assisted by two tugs. Accident report. The MAIB investigation found that: the combined effect of the vessel‘s movement astern and her bow paying off the berth had resulted in a snatch loading on the mooring rope. and no warning had been given to him by other members of the mooring party‖. Among the MAIB findings: Continue reading » Posted by bobcouttie at 00:53 Tagged with: Freemantle Express Forth Guardsman Mooring Fatality – Remember Basic Safety Accident. Says the report summary: ―On 15 July 2011.

The weight on the wire could not be released quickly enough. ―The investigation found that insufficient manpower had been assigned for the mooring operation. safety awareness is at a premium in mooring operations. and the AB was pulled over the guardrail and into the sea: he was recovered.Standing on a bight led to being crushed against the ship's rail Mooring accidents are often nasty accidents. some risks had not been identified properly. As the fatality aboard the landingcraft Forth Guardman on March this year demonstrates. MAIB: ―an able seaman (AB) working on board the Briggs Marine Contractors Limited (BMC) landing craft Forth Guardsman. and emergency communication procedures were inadequate. Says the investigation report from the UK‘s Marine Accident Investigation Board. became trapped between a mooring wire and the ship‘s rail during a mooring operation. In light of these actions the MAIB has not made any recommendations‖ MAIB Report See Also: Continue reading » Posted by bobcouttie at 21:19 Tagged with: Forth Guardsman . seamanship practices on board were poor. but died from his injuries. Enormous energies built up in mooring wires can be released suddenly and unexpectedly and the result may be death or horrific injury. BMC conducted its own safety investigation and as a result is undertaking a number of actions to prevent a reoccurrence. the AB had stood in an open bight which closed around him.

mooring No Responses » Jun 062011 . At 0400 hours it was ascertained that the vessel was in position and both stations were asked to tighten the spring lines and secure. The wire and tail are joined together using a MANDAL Mooring link. maritime safety news. The tanker was scheduled to berth at San Francisco. Periodic checks did not prevent the incident. When the rope tail was retrieved it was observed that the mooring link had flared open. fatality. The roller and securing pin was missing and presumed lost to sea. Continue reading » Posted by bobcouttie at 20:59 Tagged with: Mandal. shackle Mooring Fatality: Flumar Brasil Accident. Martinez Shell Terminal. The vessel is equipped with mooring wires of 38mm diameter on drums and fitted with an 11 metre polyamide mooring tail. The Safety Management System procedures were lacking and did not identify the need to carry out the necessary checks on mooring equipment lines and fittings prior to mooring the vessel. Accident report. maritime safety news. To position the vessel it was agreed to pass one forward spring and one after spring line as first lines. When the forward station was tightening its spring line to secure it reported that the mooring wire had separated from the rope tail. mooring No Responses » Aug 272011 Mooring link had flared open MAC is pleased to pass on this editted internal company investigation into the separation of a mooring wire from its rope tail during the mooring of a tanker due to the failure of a MANDAL shackle.No Link No Moor – Mooring Link Failure Accident report.

Safety Alerts No Responses » May 302011 . or disregard for. Source: Brazilian Maritime Authority Mooring lines are notoriously deadly. mooring. properly trained to follow the correct procedures. it can be done safely when those involved are properly trained. and both should be aware of who is undertaking that duty. the need to take precautions‖.Area A (red circle) – Main Deck mooring station (STBD) 1 – Accident Area (Location of victim – red figure) 2 – Stern Ring (Location of the double securing of the After Bow Spring line) 3 – Forward Ring (Single securing of the After Bow Spring line). Offshore. If someone‘s standing the way when one snaps the chances of death or permanent injury are very high. ―It should be policy onboard that inexperienced personnel who are to be involved in mooring operations should be under the supervision and direction of an experienced seafarer. Continue reading » Posted by bobcouttie at 19:15 Tagged with: Flumar Brasil BOEMRE Reissues Alert 259 On Offshore Mooring After Chain-Link Failure Accident report. despite mooring be a dangerous part of a vessel‘s operation. As deckhand bent to make a figure-of-eight in the stern eye (Photo 02 Area A) he was hit by the after bow spring line which jumped off the mooring bitt . So. Says the report: ―Investigations into the circumstances of casualties that have occurred have shown that accidents on board ships are in most cases caused by an insufficient knowledge of. The impact on the forehead removed his helmet and threw him against a closed chock causing his death. Brazil‘s report on the fatality of a deckhand aboard the MV Flumar Brasil on 27 September 2010 is fairly typical. supervised and follow the correct procedures. mooring.

The chain was being built in accordance with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Offshore Mooring Chain standard. Three links of the 24link tether chain were found to have weld repairs. BOEMRE is revising and re-issuing Safety Alert #259. Continue reading » Posted by bobcouttie at 17:40 Tagged with: BOEMRE. allowing the buoyancy air can and the free-standing flowline riser to separate. The post heat treat weld repairs made the chain susceptible to hydrogen induced stress cracking due to the extreme hardness of the weld material and the residual stress within the weld. The 440-ton buoyancy air can rose suddenly to the surface while the free standing riser collapsed. In early 2011. The investigation determined that a 6 3/4-inch diameter. Gulf of Mexico Tamina: Mooring Injuries Potentially Fatal Accident. 862-pound chain link in the tether chain had fractured and separated near its butt weld. Analysis of the fracture indicated that the chain link had a weld repair and the fracture initiated in the middle of the weld. 862-pound chain link in the tether chain had fractured and separated near its butt weld. Accident report. mooring No Responses » Jan 272011 . Post heat treat weld repairs are disallowed per DNV‘s Offshore Mooring Chain standard. chain.Investigation determined that a 6 3⁄4-inch diameter. a single point mooring system for a deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) project failed at the tether chain for a free-standing hybrid riser. After the chain had been heat treated. the nonUS based manufacturer had made weld repairs to the chain by grinding defects and filling the void with weld material. Based on the investigation of this event and a review of historical events.

The Swedish Transport Agency report on the 7 July 2010 incident says: ―…the bunker vessel Tamina departed from Dalanäs. The crew of the vessel consisted of Master. The briefest moment of inattention. In the case of an incident aboard m/v Tamina a second officer‘s was spared because of the prompt action of crew and the proximity of an ambulance but he lost a leg. Chief Officer. fatality. Tamina. mooring 1 Response » . uncertainty or confusion can result in tragedy. transpor tstyrelsen Karratha Spirit Fatality: A Problem of Procedures Accident. Accident report. The destination was Masthuggskajen about 1. In addition to the regular crew members there were also two cadets on board.6 nautical miles away where the vessel berthed at the platform below the loading ramps for the high speed craft Stena Carisma. Continue reading » Posted by bobcouttie at 17:47 Tagged with: mooring. Gothenburg. Swedish Transport Agency. second officer and two able seamen.Tamina's winch Injuries during mooring operations are often horrific and too commonly fatal.

Concern is also raised that vagueness regarding precisely when such a vessel can be termed ‗navigable‘ means that there are times when a vessel falls outside the jurisdictions of Australia‘s National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority and AMSA. AMSA. Continue reading » Posted by bobcouttie at 18:02 Tagged with: ATSB. Teekay Older Entries Login Username Password Remember Me Media Enquiries Email mac @ maritimeaccident.Oct 222010 Discrepancies between procedures and shipboard practice may have contributed to the death of an integrated rating aboard the floating storage and offloading tanker Karratha Spirit while untying from a buoy off Dampier.org or telephone +855 97 982 4751 What They're Saying  . Karratha. FSO. floating storage and offloading tanker. NOPSA. Western Australia says Australia‘s Transport Safety Bureau.

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