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
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 303-MO-2013-010
Issue release date: 16 June 2014
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue 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.

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.

Last update 16 June 2014