Loss Prevention

Loss prevention is a key component of the West of England’s service. Find our full range of Loss Prevention guides, bulletins, safety posters and other materials below.

  • Stowaways Bulletin PDF (479.4 KB)

    Advice to shore managers and seagoing personnel on the perennial problem of stowaways; detailing the high risk areas, measures to help prevent boarding, the conduct of stowaway searches, stowaway hiding places and dealing with stowaways.

  • Cardiovascular Disease Bulletin PDF (1.3 MB)

  • Accidents during Mooring Operations Bulletin PDF (891.7 KB)

  • Loading of Coal that has Exhibited Signs of Self-Heating Bulletin PDF (237.3 KB)

    Members are reminded that self-heating of coal is more likely when the coal is low rank, geologically immature material sourced from open cast mines such as that commonly hipped from Kalimantan in Indonesia.

  • Inaccuracies in Draught Surveys Bulletin PDF (192.2 KB)

    The Club regularly receives claims arising from alleged shortages of cargo as a result of discrepancies between draught survey results. The purpose of this Loss Prevention Bulletin is to remind deck officers of the principal sources of errors which may affect the survey results, such that they can be taken into account when shortages in the cargo are found.

  • Cargo Hold Cleaning Bulletin PDF (1.5 MB)

    When cargo holds are presented for loading cargoes in bulk and they are not sufficiently clean for the intended cargo, delays, off-hire and charter party disputes can arise. Insufficient cleaning can also cause cargo contamination and infestation, leading to cargo damage claims from cargo receivers. This Loss Prevention Bulletin deals with the various issues surrounding the cleaning of holds with operational guidance addressing the preparation and cleaning of...

  • Aluminium Phosphide Fumigation Fire and Explosion Bulletin PDF (249.4 KB)

    Recently the Club has experienced several fires and explosions in cargo holds on-board bulk carriers where aluminium phosphide tablets had been applied to fumigate agricultural products. This Loss Prevention Bulletin addresses the fumigation process, problems encountered and precautionary measures that should be taken.

  • Interaction Damage to Vessels Moored Alongside Bulletin PDF (175.8 KB)

    Entered vessels continue to either suffer or cause damages in ports, rivers and canals because of the effects of hydrodynamic interaction from passing too close and / or too fast to moored vessels. This Alert explains the interactions experienced between a passing and moored vessel, recommends safeguard measures, factors to be considered and actions to be taken following a damage event.