• Published: 27 Jul 2023

Dropped Object in Drydock

DO in drydock
DO in drydock

Description of Incident

Whilst in drydock the vessel underwent a flag change. As part of that change, all lifebuoys needed to be remarked with the new port of registry.

As the day’s first job, the Chief Officer instructed the deck crew to collect all the lifebuoys. An AB attempted to retrieve the port side man overboard (MOB) lifebuoy. Holding onto the line which connects the lifebuoy to the smoke float, he released the pin. Failing to anticipate the weight of the buoy the line slipped from his grip and fell, contacting the corner of the dock quayside before falling to the dock bottom.

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