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Rusted wire rope cost seaman his life

Rusted wire rope cost seaman his life

An Indonesian crewman on a cruise ship drowned in Lyttelton Harbour earlier this year after falling from a lifeboat because a wire rope was so rusted it broke.
In January,2011,the 29-year-old, who was not named at the time, was greasing the wires of a lifeboat on the side of the ship MS Volendam with another crew member when a wire snapped and both men fell into the water.
One crewman was rescued after he clung to a bucket but the other man's body was recovered hours later. He had been wearing heavy clothing and boots. Neither was wearing a life jacket.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) report into the accident, released on Thursday, said that the wire that failed was "heavily corroded".
Ten other wires near the same lifeboat on the Volendam were found to be corroded and needed replacing.
The design of the lifeboat davits - which are used to lower the boat into the water - meant it was difficult to apply a protective coating of grease to the wire, and to check it had been greased properly, the report said.
TAIC made three urgent safety recommendations, including telling the davit's makers to alert all its customers about the problem and what should be inspected, and advising it should also look at redesigning the davit.
"A wire rope is only as good as its weakest part. Unless an inspection covers the entire length of the wire, a thorough inspection has not been made," the report said.
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