• Published: 12 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3115

Bulk Hose Flotation Collars

Cause & Consequence

  • Release of a harmful substance
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Sea transport

Incident Info Source

Specific Incident Equipment

Water hose

Lessons Identified

An incident like this is not only a risk to the safety of the vessel but also to the installation as the vessel may become un-manoeuvrable while in close proximity to the installation.

Incident Recommendations

Masters and Offshore Installation Managers are reminded of the guidance in Appendix K, Section 8, of the Guidelines for the Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Anchor Handling Operations (North West European Area) as to the recommended number of flotation collars that should be fitted for each bulk hose type.Masters are advised to raise the issue of insufficient flotation collars with the installation before under-deck bulk cargo operations commence.If there are insufficient flotation collars, carry out a risk assessment to ascertain if it is safe to commence hose operations.

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