Owing to the nature of vessel design confined spaces remain a feature and potential risk for mariners. An estimated 60% of fatalities associated with confined spaces are of those who attempt to rescue the person initially affected.
While outsourcing of this activity to specialised providers is an increasing trend it is important to maintain awareness and appreciation of the risks involved as all activities aboard ultimately are the responsibility of the crew and company.
This quarterly theme is intended to provide you with a reference of previous incidents, guidance documents, and educational material with the anticipation of initiating discussion amongst your crews.
The following organisations also have resources dedicated to safe confined space entry: