It's Still Time to Rethink Enclosed Space Entry

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Published Dec 29, 2019 3:20 PM by The Maritime Executive

Crew members are often blamed for deaths in enclosed spaces. Human error; so it would seem. But, there are those in the industry who believe that others should be held accountable, that new action should be taken. 

Throughout both 2018 and 2019, The Maritime Executive has promoted discussion on the risks associated with enclosed space entry. It's an on-going industry issue that continues to claim the lives of seafarers and port workers. As we enter 2020, we ask again for your contributions to further discussion, education and action. 

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Here are some of the key news articles and editorials of 2019 - and earlier:

September 2019: Captain Fined for False Evidence After Crewman Found Unconscious

Safety First, Safety Second, Safety Always!

RMI Warns on Enclosed Space Entry

Stevedore Deaths Demonstrate Enclosed Spaces Risks

U.S. Coast Guard Warns on Confined Space Entry After Three Die

Solid Bulk and the Connected Dangers in Enclosed Spaces

Another Five Fatalities with Solid Bulk Cargoes

Enclosed Space Entry: Breaking the Cycle

Time to Rethink Safety With Solid Bulk Cargoes

Survey Drones Take Off

If Nobody Entered Enclosed Spaces...

Time to Rethink Safety in Enclosed Spaces