Research and analysis
Safety lessons: identifying spaces on ships that have dangerous atmospheres
A safety message to the shipping industry highlighting the importance of using safe entry procedures when accessing dangerous enclosed or confined spaces.
This summary 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) and how risk awareness, realistic training and drills could have prevented the loss of life.
The information has been prepared for the:
An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.
Published 9 July 2008