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  Do you know that skin problems/diseases are the most common non-injury health concern reported by workers who handle chemicals in their course of work.   Skin-related health problems can result in high medical costs, physical pain, low self-esteem and even disability.   Our skin protects our body by limiting loss of water and other compounds from our body.  Healthy ...

Seafarers who are in the offshore industry will know that safe helicopter flights are of utmost importance as they travel to their offshore installations on the helicopters.   The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) has a series of measures in place to enhance the safety of offshore helicopter flights:   When the sea condition is very harsh, helicopter flights are strictly ...

Anti-piracy technology has improved with times.  There are a variety of non-lethal weapons which ship owners can install on board the ships to prevent piracy attacks when the ships are trading in pirates infested seas.   Electric Fence System The electric fence surrounds the ship and prevents pirates from climbing on board.  The high voltage electrical fencing can be folded ...

Seafarers can face precarious working situations while working on board the ships.  Accidents and injuries can be avoided or minimised if seafarers follow safety protocols strictly and donning the necessary protective gear when working on board ships.   Some of the common injuries seafarers may face on board are:   Eye Injury Jobs like welding, painting, chipping, handling hazardous chemicals ...

Ships that carry chemicals are in danger of causing chemical spills that harm other people and the environment.  Flammable chemicals may cause ship fires if exposed to excess heat, open flame, or electric sparks, which can injure or kill workers on board. Below are some regulated hazardous chemicals commonly used or transported in shipping: Flammable liquids Asbestos Benzene Spray finishing ...

  Twenty one Filipino crew members of MV Evangelia M, a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier, have been left stranded in Kakinada Port, India after their employer abandoned them three months ago. “The crew has been stuck on board the vessel since it was abandoned by its Greek owners in June. The seafarers requested the assistance of the DFA in facilitating their immediate ...

We know how dangerous it is to be working on board a ship and even much more on offshore rigs.  Accidents can happen due to human error or pure negligence.  Responsible seafarers can do their part by being diligent in their work and adhere to the safety protocols put in place by the ship owners. One common cause of accidents ...

As they say, prevention is better than cure.  Rather than allowing a fire to break out, it is better to prevent them from happening.  Fire on board ships can be avoided by being diligent.  Below are some important points to note for fire prevention on board ships:   Exhaust leakages and steam leakages should be rectified immediately.   Ship’s crew ...