MSC approved measures to improve the safety of seafarers during mooring operations
were incorporated during the committee meeting.
It amends SOLAS regulation and guidelines to improve the current situation where
accidents and unsafe work situations frequently happen during mooring operations.
These amendments require appropriate and safe-to-use designs of mooring
arrangements and introduce a maintenance and inspection regime with proper
It also includes work situations where crew members are exposed to excessive dynamic
forces, heavy manual work processes and unfavorable weather conditions.
Further details can be found via mfame article.
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