201935 Sloppy fire-fighting equipment storage

24 May 2019 MARS 2019

An offshore support vessel had been recently acquired by new owners. Upon boarding, the delivery crew found several less than adequate situations, some of which directly affected safety. Below are photographs of the state of some of the fire-fighting equipment.

Fire extinguisher lashed and access hindered by other gear

Foam nozzle stored carelessly and amongst unrelated items

Lessons learned

  • Are you joining a newly acquired vessel? Do the rounds and check the

safety equipment.

  • Keep fire-fighting equipment accessible and clear of all other gear.