Cargo Gear Inspection : Be Aware!

Every month, the vessel’s cargo gear is visually inspected and determined to be in serviceable condition or in need of some repair.  Such inspections should be taking place before and during cargo operations, as well.  But, what is the crew supposed to be looking at?  What are the indicators of future failure?  The following guide from the UK P&I Club and Lloyd’s Register can assist you :

Survey and Examination of Ships’ Lifting Appliances

Don’t let the lack of proper inspections stop your cargo operations, injure personnel or cause catastrophic failure!

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