Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine and London P&I Club issue guidance on reducing on-board systemic failures
Source: Blue Comms for Bureau Veritas , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Sun March 17, 2019 3:26 pm

PARIS. Bureau Veritas and TMC Marine, a Bureau Veritas Group Company since 2016, and the London P&I Club have produced their latest guidance in their series on loss prevention issues. 

The new publication focuses on systemic failures on board ships in response to a global trend of increases in system deficiencies related to the requirements of the International Safety Management (ISM) code. Systemic failures and deficiencies may lead to ship detention by port state control, to pollution, or, at worst, to injuries and fatalities.

This new booklet provides clear, practical advice to help prevent systemic failures. Key elements highlighted include the management of change, as well as work planning meetings and the importance of a Permit to Work system. The circular nature of the Safety Management System (SMS) is also emphasized.

Laurent Leblanc, Marine Operations Vice President, Bureau Veritas, said, "Increasingly marine casualties, incidents and risk are related to on-board systems and safety management. The data and our experience shows this very clearly. For example, how many times have we read an example of an enclosed space incident where one, two or more seafarers have lost their lives? The approaches detailed in this guidance can help prevent accidents and the associated human, environmental and economic damage and losses."

Carl Durow, Loss Prevention Manager, London P&I Club, commented: "The ISM code and its proper application is in many cases the yardstick against which the quality of an operation is measured. The Club's Loss Prevention activities are in part focused on procedural compliance and it is hoped that this joint publication will assist our members to avoid incidents caused by systemic failures."

Simon Burthem, Chief Operating Officer, TMC Marine, said that efficient management systems are vital in protecting personnel and the environment. "We hope that this guidance will help those on board and in management positions ashore to ensure that the safety management systems in place are effective and efficient. The combined experience of Bureau Veritas, the London P&I Club and our expertise at TMC provides the insight to understand what is required to reduce the risk of systemic failures."

The first booklet in the 'Reducing the Risk' series, Reducing the Risk of Liquefaction, was published in March 2017, and the second, Reducing the Risk of Propulsion Loss was released in September 2017. To date, more than 7,000 copies have been distributed to owners, managers and operators worldwide.

To read or download the guidance please go to:
https://marine-offshore.bureauveritas.com/reducing-risk-incidents-due-systemic-failures

Image caption: Reducing the risk of incidents due to systemic failures operational guidance booklet
 
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has around 74,000 employees in more than 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.
Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.

Corporate website: https://group.bureauveritas.com
Marine client portal: www.veristar.com

About the London P&I Club
The London P&I Club is one of the world's leading mutual marine liability insurers. It is a prominent member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, playing a key role in coordinating and promoting the collective strength of the P&I industry on behalf of the global shipowning community.

About TMC Marine
Providing advice and support to the marine industry since 1979. TMC's greatest strength is the quality of its people offering a comprehensive range of marine consultancy services through a team of experienced consultant surveyors (naval architects, marine engineers and master mariners) assisted by an in-house technical support team. The company employs over 40 people in the UK and around the world, and has worked on some of the world's major marine casualties and salvage operations in nearly 40 years of activity.

 

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