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  • Published: 21 Mar 2024

Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) hit protruding scaffolding on a supply vessel

Crew Transfer Vessel CTV hit protruding scaffolding on a supply vessel
Crew Transfer Vessel CTV hit protruding scaffolding on a supply vessel

Description of Incident

During transfer of crew to an Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) at anchor, a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) came into contact with protruding scaffolding on the OSV, causing minor damage to a railing on the CTV. This was the fifth such transfer of personnel without incident; the Master was aware of the protruding scaffolding. The fifth time, during manoeuvring the CTV stern towards the OSV, the CTV contacted the OSV protruding scaffolding, causing minor damage. There were no injuries. The Master of the CTV under-estimated both how far the scaffolding protruded and how the OSV would swing round whilst at anchor.

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