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Fire & Safety|||
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High risks involved in liquefied gas garriers operation and training requirement
The daily operation of a liquefied gas carrier involved potential hazards. Training in emergency procedures and in the use of any special
emergency equipment should be given as appropriate to members of the
crew at regular intervals. The instruction should include personal first aid
measures for dealing with accidental contact with harmful substances in the
cargo being carried and inhalation of dangerous gases and fumes.
Because of the risks of ill effects arising from contamination by
certain liquid cargoes, especially those carried in chemical tankers and gas
carriers, personnel should maintain very high standards of personal
cleanliness and particularly so when they have been engaged in cargo
handling and tank cleaning.
Those on board responsible for the safe loading and carriage of
the cargo should have all the relevant information about its nature and
character before it is loaded and about the precautions which need to be
observed during the voyage. The remainder of the crew should be advised
of any precautions which they too should observe.
High risks require the strict observance of rules restricting
smoking and the carriage of matches or cigarette lighters.
Spillages and leakages of cargo should be attended to promptly.
Oil-soaked rags should not be discarded carelessly where they may be a fire
hazard or possibly ignite spontaneously. Other combustible rubbish should
not be allowed to accumulate.