OCIMF recently released a preliminary report outlining recommended practices for the effective management of survival craft on fixed and floating offshore installations.
The primary objective of the report is to encourage the secure and environmentally responsible transportation of oil, oil products, petrochemicals, and gas. Additionally, it emphasizes the promotion of these values in the overall management of related offshore marine operations.
One of the key points raised in the report is the importance of adopting a risk-based approach to assurance testing. It also underscores the significance of incorporating additional specifications during the design and fabrication of lifeboats approved under the SOLAS.
The below figure presented in the report illustrates the total number of injuries and fatalities resulting from lifeboat incidents. Meanwhile, the primary risk to personnel is identified as falling from heights.