Marine safety issues and actions

Crane warning devices

Issue number: MO-2013-010-SI-01
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators and seafarers
Issue owner: Gearbulk Norway
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 303-MO-2013-010
Date: 16 June 2014

Safety issue description

The gantry crane in motion warning light nearest to the assistant electrician’s location was not operating and the warning sirens were not audible from his location. As a result, he was not provided with either a visual or audible warning of the crane’s movement.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The adjustment of the warning siren and the addition of the limit switches will provide an added level of protection over the crew inductions and will help prevent a re-occurrence.

Last update 16 June 2014