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Document ID (ISN)44682
CIS number 85-1727
ISSN - Serial title 0324-8542 - Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dankiewicz-Sznajder J.
Title An analysis of mooring accidents on the Polish Ocean Lines ships in 1975-80. Preventive recommendations
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.34, No.3-4, p.173-179. 11 ref.
Abstract Out of about 1100 reports of accidents occurring on Polish Ocean Lines ships during 1975-1980, 95 were identified as mooring accidents. The effects of the accident, injured body parts, types of injury, immediate causes of injury, and tasks during which injury occurred were tabulated. The major cause of accidents was "bouncing" of the mooring line on the winch head (25.32% of all accidents); 48% of these injuries were the fault of the injured party. Being struck by a rope was the major cause of injury (64.21% of the cases). The most frequent site of injury was the feet and legs, with contusion being the most frequent injury. Most accidents occurred at the bow mooring station. Avoiding excessive haste in mooring operations, improving communication among crewmen, maintaining sobriety on board, using enough tugs and introducing improved equipment are suggested for reducing the frequency of mooring accidents.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; harbours; sea transport; winches; ships
Descriptors (secondary) types of accident; location of injury; causes of accidents; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation