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[TM] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [BURN INJURY TO ENGINEER] This incident is based on the experiences of the UK P&I Club. Accidents like the one you're about to see, can and do happen. As you watch this short clip, ask yourself, "Could this happen on my ship?" When carrying out a routine inspection of the engine room, the First Engineer noted steam leaking from the main steam-dump valve gasket. After the vessel arrived at the next port anchorage, he instructed the Second and Third Engineers to stop the boiler operation, and drain all steam and water from the system, and ensure that it was completely empty and de-pressurized. Later, the First Engineer was informed that the system had been drained and isolated. And, he started to dismantle the value to identify the cause of the leak. As he removed the valve bonnet, steam and hot water blew out from the joint at high pressure, causing extensive burns across his face and body. The injured engineer was immediately transferred the ship's hospital. He was later evacuated ashore by helicopter for urgent medical treatment, due to the seriousness of his burns. This type of burn injury is typical of the many reported to the UK P&I Club every year. The crew thought the pipeline had been properly drained. But, pressurized steam and hot water remained in the system, either because the procedure for doing so was not correctly followed or because the section of pipeline being worked, was not properly isolated from other parts of the steam system. The First Engineer's confidence that the system was safe, may have caused him to be complacent when breaking open the valve joint, and not taking care to slacken off the securing bolts to the minimum. [USE A RISK ASSESSMENT, PTW,] Work on steam or hot-fluid systems should [AND TOOLBOX TALK] be subject to a thorough risk assessment, permit to work and a toolbox talk, involving the full-work team. [CREW MUST BE FAMILIAR] Crew must be fully familiar with correct [WITH OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE] operational and maintenance procedures when working with heated-machinery systems. [CLOSE, LOCK, AND LABEL VALVES] Ensure isolation valves [ON EACH SIDE OF WORK] on each side of the work are properly closed, locked, and labeled, to prevent them from being opened by mistake. [IDENTIFY AND RECORD MEASURE TO] Measures taken to de-pressurize, [DE-PRESSURIZE, DRAIN AND COOL SYSTEMS] drain and cool the system, should be identified and recorded by the work team. [DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT] Be vigilant and never make assumptions as to the safety of steam and hot-fluid systems. Now that you've seen this video, ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS: What personal action can you commit to, to avoid an incident like this on your ship? [PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION] What are the procedures, controls on your ship that would prevent this from happening? [PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION] What would cause those procedures and controls to fail? [PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION] What can be done to make the procedures and controls more effective? [PAUSE THE VIDEO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION] Thank you for watching this learning video. [FOR MORE INFORMATION] Please note, that the UK P&I Club website, [PLEASE VISIT WWW.UKPANDI.COM] has a wealth of further training and advisory material. Please visit,, to find out more. [TM] [MUSIC]

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Duration: 3 minutes and 49 seconds
Country: Andorra
Language: English
License: Dotsub - Standard License
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Posted by: maritimetraining on Nov 4, 2019


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