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Safety issues: manning and inter-departmental flexibility

Summary of an injury following a fall from height on LASH vessel Spruce highlighting the need for crew to be properly trained for duties.



This safety message concerns a serious injury to a crew member on the lighter aboard ship (LASH) Spuce. The injury, sustained as a result of a fall into an empty barge hold, occurred because the crew member was insufficiently trained for operation he was tasked to assist with. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry