Research and analysis

Safety lessons: entering a dangerous/enclosed/confined space

Summary of 3 fatalities on ERRV Viking Islay highlighting procedures to be taken before entering a dangerous/enclosed/confined space.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2008

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This safety message concerns the death of 3 experienced and qualified seafarers as a result of entering the anchor chain locker on board a North Sea Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV). The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry