Mooring Operation Safety


Mooring Operation Safety

The International Group of P&I Clubs launches second safety animation to help prevent injuries and loss of life during mooring operations.

Seafarers and shore personnel continue to be injured or killed during mooring operations. In the five policy years leading up to 2021, the International Group Clubs were notified of 858 injuries and 31 fatalities that occurred during mooring operations. To assist the industry, tackle the technical aspects of mooring operations, The ISM Code, the Code of safe working practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) Mooring Equipment Guidelines have been developed.

This animation focuses on the human factors and influencing circumstances on human performance in the lead up to and during mooring operations.

The overriding message of the animation is Stop, Think, Stay Alive and each scenario is accompanied by guidance notes which can be downloaded below.

The six acts comprise

  1. Understanding the operation and risks
  2. Time pressure
  3. Staying aware of risks
  4. Rushing tasks
  5. Using the master's overriding authority
  6. Speak up when in doubt

How would you prevent these situations from happening on board your ship?