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.


Safety flyer - Entering enclosed/confined spaces

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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:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Updates to this page

Published 9 July 2008

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