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Akshat Arora, at The Standard Club, looks at why the shipping sector continues to struggle with deaths and injuries in enclosed spaces
Enclosed space entry-related accidents on board ships have long been a cause of serious injuries and fatalities. The IMO adopted
Resolution A.1050(27), “Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships” in November 2011 and incorporated
mandatory amendments to SOLAS Ch III Reg.19.3.6 (emergency training and drills) and Ch XI-1 Reg.7 (atmosphere testing instrument
for enclosed spaces). Additionally, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code requires companies to ensure proper risk
assessment procedures are in place.
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