Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
NON REMOVAL OF GRIPES WHILE LOWEING THE LIFE BOAT
Name: Vasu Sunil Kumar, Student ID: 79668, Rank: CIE – Chief Engineers
PSC inspection was in progress, inspector insisted to lower life boat without removing gripes. on lowering the life boats by releasing brake, the gripes got stuck in between fall hook and exhaust pipe which caused one side hook detached and boat hang on the other.
Corrective Action/ Lessons to be learnt:
Modification done on boat by changing the position of gripes guide roller to a lower position so as to get more space between exhaust and roller even if PSC inspector insists, if required to remove gripes, inform him, as it is only a drill requirement to bring boat to embarkation level; within stipulated time.
Ensure all safety requirements and have the information passed on to PSCs or any other inspectors.