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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 ...