TSIB Safety Flyer - Accidents Involving Mooring Rope

TSIB has released a Safety Flyer detailing the hazards related to mooring operations. Shipowners, ship managers, operators, masters and crew are reminded of safe work practices on board, particularly the incorporation of risk assessment of ship operations and activities into the company's Safety Management Systems and/or working instructions. In addition, safety guidelines and industry work procedures are important references that ships should carry out as appropriate. Some useful references include:
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Ports
  • Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (MCA UK)
  • OCIMF - Effective Mooring
  • OCIMF - Mooring Equipment Guidelines
  • Marine Insight - An Ultimate Guide to Deck Machinery Procedures and Operations
  • The Nautical Institute - Mooring and Anchoring Ships
  • Nautilus International - Mooring and unmooring