• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3323

Dropped Object - Marker Buoy

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Support vessel eg Supply, Standby

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Incident Info Source

Ruth Atkinson&

Specific Incident Equipment

Crane, Lifting Slings, Marker Buoy.

Lessons Identified

1. The quayside lifting crew are to reject poorly slung cargo instead of trying to rectify on site.2. Buoy manufacturer to review design and offer a solution to prevent personnel being required to work beneath suspended loads.

Incident Recommendations

Proposal for the buoy supplier to:

  • Create method statements for approval by TEP UK on the transportation and lifting of mooring / flotation equipment.
  • Ensure that any change in design is adequately type tested.

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