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Almost half of all compulsory sea shipping investigations undertaken by the Dutch Safety Board involve occupational accidents. Many of these occurrences do not take place while sailing but while carrying out work on board such as loading and unloading, undertaking (ad hoc) maintenance work, and while mooring and unmooring. As a rule, all of these tasks involve the use of heavy equipment in situations in which the safety risks are not always recognized.

In the 12th edition of the Shipping Occurrences Report, we focus our attention on a vital spearhead of good cooperation, namely clear and concise communication. Communication is essential to good understanding in everyday life, and all the more so for crews working on board.

More about shipping occurences can be found in the Shipping Occurences Report November 2020 – May 2021.

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