safety


Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Uncategorized

Flight deck cargo nets, what for?

Does anyone still have cargo nets strewn across their flight deck?  And if so, why?  Comment in the

October 5, 2010
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Blog

Personal Locator Beacons – EPIRBS For Your Lifejacket

gCaptain has long been a fan of the idea behind SPOT’s personal locator devices but gCaptain readers have pointed out a major concern, a SPOT it is not a

September 15, 2010
Total Views: 335

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
USCG

All I hear Is Drilling, Drilling, Drilling

In today’s examination of Harry Thierens, BP’s vice president for drilling and completion, Deepwater Investigation board chairman Captain Hung

August 25, 2010
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Uncategorized

Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye

Imagine, if you can, the confluence of events that would have to take place to leave you with marine flares being your primary method of signaling distress.

August 10, 2010
Total Views: 572

Friday, June 11, 2010
Oil Spill

NIC Welcomes OSHA To The Gulf – But Do Mariners?

In the testimony of Steven Tink, BP head of Health, Safety and the Environment, gCaptain was critical of his wide knowledge of OSHA regulations, regualtions

June 11, 2010
Total Views: 5

Friday, April 16, 2010
Incidents

Tokyo MOU identifies lifeboats as most frequent detainable deficiency for 2009

Yesterday, the Tokyo MOU released its Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region for 2009, summarizing the results of inspections carried

April 16, 2010
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Incidents

Confined Space Entry Hazards – The Death Of An Expert

Photo by Pedronet Even experts can become casualties of hazards in confined spaces and you don’t have to be inside a confined space for the hazards to

January 20, 2010
Total Views: 8

Friday, October 9, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Time To Rethink SOLAS? Why a behavioral economist may have the answer.

What does behavioral economics have to do with lifeboat safety? Lifeboat safety has been a major topic recently with davit related incidents and injuries

October 9, 2009
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Uncategorized

Safety at Sea=PAP

Safety at Sea=PAP By John G. Denham In my naval experience I hated inspections more than storms. Most of the inspectors were knowledgeable, competent but

June 16, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Uncategorized

Abandon Ship Ditch Bag

Have an Iridium, VHF or SSB handheld radio aboard? What about a portable GPS? Create an Abandon Ship Ditch Bag that is waterproof, floats and will survive a

April 25, 2009
Total Views: 46

Sunday, March 1, 2009
Incidents

Aluminium Phosphate Pellets – The Case Of The Tablets Of Love

Photo by wheatfields Known in some countries as ‘tablet of love’, aluminium phosphate pellets used for fumigation aboard ship represent a

March 1, 2009
Total Views: 42

Friday, December 5, 2008
Maritime Security

America’s Waterway Watch – A Coast Guard Public Service Announcement

The United States Coast Guard is trying to remind mariners and the American public in general to remain vigilant.  They have a short journal entry concerning

December 5, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Interesting

Incredible Engineering: The Maeslant Barrier

The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier is one of the largest moving structures on the planet.  The barrier, completed in May of 1997, was the final stage of the

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 443

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Collision

Pilotage Paradox – A Look Into The Cosco Busan Allision

Pilotage Paradox by Paul Drouin The Cosco Busan accident, as with many others that have the same root cause, can be categorized into what I call the pilotage

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 36

Thursday, May 29, 2008
Uncategorized

Safety Reminder – Never Stand Under A Load

Safety First – Container Terminal In Hongkong – Click here for another funny movie. Safety Reminder – Never stand under the load of a

May 29, 2008
Total Views: 1

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo Of The Week – Lifeboat Bottle Explosion

The Marine Safety Forum gives us information on this lifeboat air bottle explosion: A gas bottle exploded in a lifeboat of a vessel during the process of

May 8, 2008
Total Views: 51

Monday, February 4, 2008
Uncategorized

Confined Space Casualties – A Call For Help

Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook is giving MAIIF a helping hand researching accidents in confined spaces and is looking for your help. He writes: I

February 4, 2008
Total Views: 4

Friday, December 7, 2007
Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit Oil Spill – 81,000 Barrel Oil Spill Of South Korea Coast

Click Photo For Details Bloomberg News tells us: South Korea’s coast guard sent boats to contain the country’s biggest oil spill in more than a

December 7, 2007
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Offshore

The BOEM’s New “Drilling Safety Rule”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), formerly known as the MMS, released two new directives today under an “emergency rule-making

September 11, 2007
Total Views: 6