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How CE will present the vessel for inspections after Crankcase explosion by P&I and H&M In an unfortunate incident of Main Engine Crank case explosion on your vessel, the main engine was badly damaged and two engine room personnel suffered serious injuries with special emphasis on the records and documents required in each case to ensure that only genuine claims are honoured

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  • How CE will present the vessel for inspections after Crankcase explosion by P&I and H&M In an unfortunate incident of Main Engine Crank case explosion on your vessel, the main engine was badly damaged and two engine room personnel suffered serious injuries with special emphasis on the records and documents required in each case to ensure that only genuine claims are honoured

    How CE will present the vessel for inspections after Crankcase explosion by P&I and H&M In an unfortunate incident of Main Engine Crank case explosion on your vessel, the main engine was badly damaged and two engine room personnel suffered serious injuries with special emphasis on the records and documents required in each case to ensure that only genuine claims are honoured

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    1) In spite of taking all safety measures and following all correct procedures, sometimes unfortunate incidents do occur on board a ship. These result in personal injuries and machinery damage.

    2) After every incidence, investigations take place, and insurance claims are raised. The insurance underwriters appoint damage surveyors who come on board and do their investigation. In the process of doing it, they ask for all the relevant documents.

    3) Suppose a main engine crankcase explosion has taken place on your ship in which the main engine was severely damaged, and two engine room personnel suffered serious injuries.

    4) Now, you will have to present your vessel for subsequent inspections by P&I and H&M insurance companies. We will see step by step what all should be done after the incidence:-

    Immediate Action: company to inform P&I and H&M

    • Company, shipowner, manager will notify the H&M lead underwriter via a broker as per IHC 1-11-02
    • The underwriter instructs a surveyor to ascertain the nature of cause and extent of damage

    A. Take Care Of Persons Injured:-

    Since persons are seriously injured, give them first aid and ask for medical advice from a rescue centre. Give the information to owner and charterer and seek their help. If the vessel needs to divert and make an emergency port of call take permission from owner and charterer. But since the main engine is also severely damaged the ship will need emergency towing. Give notice to agent and P&I correspondent at the nearest port. They will arrange for the salvage assistance. Injured personnel to be transported to the hospital and later on, they can be repatriated. All the medical treatment given to the personnel should be chronologically documented in the medical log book.


    B. Reporting Of Incidence To:-

    The incident should be reported to following without delay Administration, Owner, Class, P&I correspondent, H&M broker & MAS centre.


    C Record Keeping:-

    Time, date, place and cause of injury should be recorded. The evidence should be preserved, and a witness statement should be taken. Write down all critical medical condition and drugs that were given to the person. The persons injured were wearing PPE or not. Take the statement of injured personnel as soon as possible if they are in a position of giving one. The most important report in case of personal injuries is Master’s report. It is significant evidence to judge whether the injury is work-related or not. Photos of sites and other evidence should be preserved.


    D. Necessary Documents And Records Required To Honour Only Genuine Claims
    In case of P&I surveyor following documents should be kept ready:-

    i. Master statement of fact
    ii. Witness report
    iii. Injured person statement
    iv. Communication with the owners, managers, medical advisors and authorities.
    v. Deviation report
    vi. Photos of the place of evidence
    vii. Medical report book relating to the important medical condition and all the drugs that were given to personnel
    viii. Evidence showing personnel wearing PPE - photographic
    ix. Injured personnel familiarization with machinery form duly signed by him.
    x. Safety instructions explained.
    In case of H&M surveyor following documents should be kept ready:-
    i. Chief engineer log book and official logbook entry.
    ii. Master’s and chief engineer’s statement
    iii. Witness statement
    iv. Engine room crew statements for historical events
    v. The Main engine PMS records
    vi. Main engine bearings last renewal and evidence showing that only original bearings were used.
    vii. Main engine crankcase lubricating oil report
    viii. Engine parameters at the time of incidence (from log book or data logger)
    ix. Records showing last alarms and trips tried out (from alarm logger)
    x. Compliance with manufacturer or service letter received recently

    All the above documents will be required by the surveyor appointed by H&M underwriter. After the survey, a damage survey report will be made. Now the main engine will be repaired. And after that claims will be settled. Depending upon the nature of insurance and the clauses inducted repairs can either be carried out by owner and later the claims can be settled or repair tender can be floated by H&M underwriter only, and they can carry out the repairs.
    Last edited by deepak; 12-22-2017, 03:03 PM.

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