Vessel Condition Survey Report

I received an initial report for the survey of a vessel that suffered a severe fire damage to the all parts especially engine room. I visited the ship and examined its current condition and the safety aspects about it. I analyzed all the parts and machinery tools and hardware to check whether they support or not.
This report includes the survey and analysis of a cargo ship that has been severely damaged by the fire. It includes the methodology and a methodology to examine the ship and certain safety aspects about the ship. It has the reasons of damage and control measures for the future to avoid these type of detriments again.
First of all, my goal was working onboard 3rd party supply vessel. All personal can be affected by this type of negligence and damage. This can cause injury and fatal conditions for the ship. Then I focused on the analysis of 3rd party activities near water. In the equipment section, I checked for slips, trips and falls and pinch points. Furthermore, manual handlings, working with hoses under pressure, and electric shock were under observation. If there is a misfunctioning of slips, trips and falls, it can cause injury and health illness in the way to stay in the hospital. Problem of pinch points can affect the work efficiency and restricted work case. Moreover, entering, exiting, working within confined space, HP jetting of tank internals, waste transfer operations, use of vacuum transfer unit, erecting and dismantling of scaffolding were observed and analyzed carefully.

Control Measures
Following control measures are adviseable to prevent the damage and detriments to the ship and the personnel.
• All the personnel should acquire prominent instructions and safety techniques before mobilizing the work activities. They should strictly follow the safety rules and different specifics to the vessel. Safety footwear, coveralls, hard hat and gloves should be worn by them. They should be well aware of the third party activities and should not cross the third party barriers without the higher orders. Personnel should stay away from the edge at about 2 meters’ length always.
• Regarding the equipment, it is essential to eradicate the potential trip hazards first. If it is not possible, it should be narrated to the teams. Hand rails should be used during climbing and trailing hand techniques should be practiced during the descending process. The heavy or bulky items should not be carried and one hand should be free for the holding of handrails. Hoses should be rooted correctly. To avoid pinch hazards, gloves should be used all the times during the tasks related to pinch points. The doors of containers must be opened and closed very carefully. The doors of the containers must be tied back in the windy situations. Pinch points should be given special attention while connecting and disconnecting hoses. Opening and closing of the skip lids must be done by at least two men. The lids should be grasped from the handles while transferring to the skips. All the sides of the skips must be clear and tidy enough to ensure that there is appropriate room and access for the lids to be changed between them.
• Manual handling training should be given to the personnel. Rigging and slinging of the hardware equipment should be assembled and undertaken by the client personnel. Red tape indicates the actions which require the crane to be acted upon. There should be a client to supervise and should be planned by the on-site supervisor. If any personnel are unsure about anything, he should stop and contact to his supervisor.
• Hoses should be visually analyzed to check if they are compatible for the purpose or not. Coupling and uncoupling of the hoses should be done carefully. Hoses should be depressurized before disconnecting and in the circumstance when not in use. The suspended hoses should be rugged off. They should not be rubbed and cached at the sharped edges during operations. Whip checks and R-pins should be used for the optimized results. The hoses with current pressure test certificate should be used. The pressure fitting should be correct and respective and should be comparable to the hoses. The safety pressure of the pressure fittings should be greater than the maximum pressure of the system.
• Within the confined work spaces, use ex lighting and equipment having PAT test ID label. Connections should be dry and cables should be far away from the walkways. Extension reel and leads should be rolled out to prevent the heat buildup.
• Isolations should be established that are checked and properly analyzed before initiation of the shifts each time. A supervisor should be hired to properly check these isolations. The isolation certificates should be issued which state that the all the personnel and parties have signed the isolations and have been applied.

To avoid disharmony and chaos, we have to follow a predefined agenda with the set rules and regulations. This report narrates certain safety controls to avoid this type of circumstances. Following and observing the state of the cargo ship, it is necessary to follow and act upon the rules and measures described above for the safety of ship as well as personnel.

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