Use of fall arrest during FRC launch?

Small boat deployment near miss incident – IMCA If you have a look at this report the root cause not uncommon. Manual release wires for FRC's do occasionally get caught which activates the emergency lowering,this is a controlled decent  and I have done these drills on...

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FRC Capsize Number ?

Workboat Safety International The marine seismic industry as a whole has vast experience when it comes to launching small boats at sea, both workboats and FRBs. During my 6 years contracting as coxswain, I estimate the average number of launches I carried out per...

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G link for Painter

Reference previous Blog,here is the best option I have found.After thousands of launches and retrievals I have only had this fail on one occasion which was down to operator error. G link...

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The right equipment for the job

The report attached, issued by the Marine Safety Forum,is a good example of why is is critical to use the right equipment for the job. I have seen this spring loaded release mechanism used at 2 separate training establishments running FRB courses.Training providers...

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Restricted Information

Content is everything apparently when it comes to marketing. Not so much the quality but the quantity of information that goes out to be seen and heard. I find receiving constant updates from organizations has me moving for the delete button, too much information....

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Restricted Information

Content is everything apparently when it comes to marketing. Not so much the quality but the quantity of information that goes out to be seen and heard. I find receiving constant updates from organizations has me moving for the delete button, too much information....

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Avoidable FRC Capsize Incident

Read full report here The previous article published on a recent FRC incident created some interesting comments and I hope contributes in some way to keeping safety of crews fresh in people’s minds. Attached is another report published by the IAGC last year regarding...

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FRC capsize report

Read full report here Investigating incidents involving small boats is something the International Association of Geophysical Contractors has been busy with during 2016. Four reported HIPOs of which three were FRC related and one Seismic workboat. Often these reports...

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Assumptions 2

EXPERIENCE Last week I made the point that assumptions should not be made on the ability of crews based on nationality, this week consider assumptions made on experience. Knowledge gained through experience is obviously valuable to employers, the crewman with years of...

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Assumptions

NATIONALITY There are a number of things going on in this brief clip to generate a good deal of discussion. To mention a few: boat handling; use of painter lines; communications; lifting arrangements and situational awareness. What is not evident from this clip is the...

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