Description of Incident
CHIRP – the Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme – has shared an event in which the careful vigilance of vessel crew prevented a mooring incident.
A long, low-amplitude swell was causing a steady yawing and rolling motion of up to around 1.2m from the wharf on a 93,000-tonne deadweight bulk carrier alongside.
During this time, a forward spring line running over the edge of the shipside roller fairlead began interacting with another mooring line causing significant abrasion damage.
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