USCG Marine Safety Alert: Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers

The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-19, “Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers” to remind mariners that despite decades of work to improve confined space entry by maritime safety organizations, training institutions, and vessel owners/operators, the risks have not been eliminated. This is illustrated by a recent casualty where three persons were asphyxiated while working onboard a laid-up Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU).

MarineLink Article: Preventing Maritime Vessel Explosions – The Role of the Marine Chemist

With advances in technology, increased regulatory requirements for training, and an industry that has been committed to improving working conditions, especially those associated with confined space entry and fire prevention, why are we still seeing maritime related fires and explosions that often include serious injury or loss of life?

Rotten Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, which means those of us with little ones will soon have a lot of great looking eggs – but what about the bad eggs?  The smell of rotten eggs is never pleasant, but those of us in the maritime industry and others dealing with confined spaces should be especially … Read more