Confined Space Death on the Rise

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JK
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Confined Space Death on the Rise

Postby JK » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:11 am

Over the last 15 years or so that I have been involved in this forum, I kept unofficial track of FV fatalities, lifeboat davit accidents and tank entry fatalities. Until I realized nothing was changing. You would think that there would be improvement over the years, but preventable deaths still occur.
As JollyJack has said:
Coffin ships are, and always will be, part of the industry. Seafarers have always been, and always will be, expendable. Until life is more valuable than money, that's how it always will be.


https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/canar ... e#IWMD2019

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Re: Confined Space Death on the Rise

Postby Big Pete » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:22 am

A very sad truth.
I think it is solid evidence that despite the introduction of STCW etc the standard of Seafarer training is declining rather than improving.
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Re: Confined Space Death on the Rise

Postby JK » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:00 am

yet the demands on a seafarer for levels of training are higher. You can't get into the business unless you have training behind you, even the ABs. There is no OTJT any more. Even the task of keeping current is burdensome:
https://marine-cafe.com/maritime-traini ... RIVjOdCXkI

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Re: Confined Space Death on the Rise

Postby Big Pete » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:08 am

Safety is an attitude of mind, learning lots of "Factoids" to answer multiple choice questions, marked by machine, does not test understanding or attitudes to safety.
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