Loss prevention lessons from London P&I Club

Apr 02 2020


Recognising the need to communicate in a format that is immediately understandable and which fits with the busy lives of working mariners, the London P&I Club has launched a new loss prevention video.

Taking its lead from a real incident, the animated film focuses on a high-profile bunker spill caused by a number of inter-related incidents. Inadequate briefing, poorly labelled equipment and distracted staff all played a part in an accident that was compounded by the onboard team attempting to cover their tracks once the spill had occurred. 26,000 litres of fuel was lost overboard resulting in clean-up costs of USD 6.5 million and a fine of USD 750,000.

 

Carl Durow, Loss Prevention Manager at The London P&I Club said:

“Loss prevention is an extremely important service we offer our members and we think it is key to deliver such guidance in a way which is easily accessible to mariners serving onboard the vessels. As part of this we have released an   animation through which we demonstrate how a real incident was caused by the mariners themselves. The animation clearly shows how the incident occurred and how mariners could prevent it from happening again. It’s a short, sharp and clear video with an important message.”

 

Through high-quality animation, the film takes the viewer through the stages that led to the bunker spill and its aftermath. It then clearly lists the loss prevention lessons that all ship operators and mariners should take notice of when undertaking seemingly routine bunker operations. These are:

  • Ensure staff have sufficient knowledge and experience
  • Follow prescribed procedures
  • Plan the activity
  • Agree emergency signals and procedures
  • Clearly mark all relevant equipment
  • Don’t allow staff to be distracted
  • Don’t falsify document or attempt to cover-up afterwards

 

The London P&I Club film can be seen here. It forms part of the Club’s loss prevention support for its Members which also recently launched a guide to holds and hatch covers (available here).

 



Related News

Seagull and Videotel launch Cyber Wellness at Sea Training Programme

(Jul 30 2020)

Leading global maritime e-learning provider Seagull Maritime and Videotel have jointly launched a new title called “Cyber Wellness” aimed at seafarers.



Maritime Charities launch mental health awareness and wellbeing training standard

(Jul 09 2020)

The Maritime Charities Group, a coalition of 10 major maritime charities, has joined forces with the Merchant Navy Training Board to publish a good practice guide to designing a training course for seafarers on mental health and wellbeing awareness.



Dropsafe champions new DROPS VR virtual reality training platform

(Jun 25 2020)

Global leader in Drops prevention, Dropsafe, has thrown its weight behind a new virtual reality platform called DROPS VR, from Singapore-based software firm DrillingVR and global O&G industry safety group DROPS.



Ocean Technologies Group acquires Marlins and enters into strategic partnership with V.GROUP

(Jun 25 2020)

V.GROUP, the leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, and Ocean Technologies Group, the leading provider of maritime learning and operational technologies, have entered a strategic partnership to offer best-in-class e-l...



Do not set seafarers up to fail cautions ABS Chairman

(Jun 25 2020)

“Shipping’s digital revolution must have its roots in the human factor. Expecting today’s shipboard crews to adopt a digital mindset without the right skills puts them in an untenable position and risks safety for everyone.”



June 2020

low carbon strategy - digital tanker market models - battery explosions - better catering onboard - challenges of ballast installations