Describe a Near Miss term meaning and usage.

01 Jun '17, 02:19

June 1, 2017, 2:19 a.m.
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A Near Miss is an incident which does not result in an accident but where there was potential for an accident to occur. Examples are:

  • Loss of Steering Gear in a Sea Lane.
  • Contravention of the Rule of the Road where action taken to avoid collision was made.
  • Failure of a valve during a critical stage of the Cargo Operation or bunkering e.g. ‘Topping Off’.
  • Derrick jumps when weight comes on to cargo runner, due to slack preventer wires.
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