The best safety equipment cannot prevent disasters if the crew is not trained and organised to prevent accidents and to contain their effects when they do occur. The need for the education of crews to enable them to understand sophisticated operating techniques has been well recognized by many major companies for some time, but the attitude nevertheless prevails in some fleets that a seaman is capable of safely transporting any cargo that is thrust upon him, irrespective of any inherent dangers. If disasters are to be avoided, there must be a firm commitment on the part of management, both ashore and afloat, to ensure that seafarers are educated to be aware of the risks involved in the handling and carriage of hazardous cargoes. This article reviews the need for training in this field, in the light of recent IMCO and MNTB proposals, with particular reference to the transport of LNG and LPG and bulk cargoes.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Rutherford, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Accession Number: 00330056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM