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Blogs Posted in May

Six Sailors Killed in Ship Fire

Six crew members of a Cambodian crab fishing boat were killed on May 16 after a fire broke out on their ship. The vessel was anchored in a Japanese port at the time. The fire reportedly took hold of the Taigan, which had been in the port of Wakkanai in northern Japan since May 14, according to a local Japanese coast guard official. A total of 23 crew members were on board the vessel at the time of ...
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OSHA Standards for Shipyard Worker Safety

In 2011, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new standard to address the general working conditions in shipyard employment. In addition to revising older standards, the new rule established worker protections to prevent injuries from hazards not previously addressed in shipyard standards, including motor-vehicle safety and the control of ...
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Duck Boat Tourists Rescued After Fire

Hold on to your duck bills—there has been another serious safety incident on board a Ride the Ducks tour boat. On May 5, the Coast Guard rescued 14 passengers from a Duck Boat after it caught fire in San Francisco Bay. Duck boat tours feature land and water elements with amphibious vehicles in many cities across the country, including San Francisco, Philadelphia , and Branson, MO. According to ...
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Serious breaches discovered at the Norwegian BP Ula field were a potential hazard for a deadly explosion, after an oil and gas leak occurred on site. Regulators state they have ordered the company to review their maintenance procedures after they found various breaches on the platform. Reports show about 125 barrels of oil and another 3,520 pounds of gas leaked at their North Sea platform last ...
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