News 24 Feb, 2021

New Loss Prevention Bulletin Published - Accidents during Mooring Operations

Dean Crossley
Dean Crossley
Loss Prevention Manager

The Club's analysis of significant claims found that approximately 5% of all severe personal injuries happened during mooring or towing operations. Although a substantial proportion of these claims resulted from slips, trips and falls, almost half were caused by parting lines or involved crewmembers’ failure to abide by safe working practices whilst handling lines. The invariable aftermath of these incidents resulted in life-changing injuries as well as emotional trauma being suffered. 

In response to such accidents, a new Loss Prevention Bulletin on Accidents during Mooring Operations has been published to reemphasise correct procedures and promote good practice.