PSS along with Port Industry Chief Executive has identified six key priorities for the sector, one of which is " Early Information Sharing". This sharing of early information among port members can help prevent a similar occurrence in other PSS member ports. This is a proactive method of managing Health & Safety within organizations and is a leading indicator of a positive safety culture.
Two incidents occurred in July in Scotland involving a pipe cargo;
- Operators were rolling four 1.2 tonne pipes with pinch bars across the vessel hold to be slung and lifted out of the vessel hold.
- A section of timber bearers and wedges installed to prevent the movement of a pipe cargo failed.
For more information on the incident, lesson learned, actions that were taken and recommendations on Cargo Handling incident can be found below
Special thanks to our member Forth Ports for sharing this alert with the rest of the industry.