Actions in case of Cargo gear breakdown?« Back to Questions List

Posted by marinetales
Asked on May 27, 2021 12:23 pm

Following steps shall be taken when the breakdown with cargo gear (lifting appliances / cranes etc) is enountered -

1. Stop cargo operation
2. Prevent the movement of cargo, if possible, by taking extra lashings
3. Try ascertaining the fault - whether electrical or mechanical
4. If electrical fault, try reseting the power
5. If not troubleshooting to be carried out by the electrical officer in accordance with the manufacturers instructions
6. Meanwhile, if the weight is hanging in air, it can be lowered by manually overriding the crane brake
7. In case of hydraulic crane, oil levels and pressure shall be checked
8. Limit switches to be checked
9. Inform the terminal, charterers, owners, make an entry into log book. Amend the loading sequence.

Posted by marinetales
Answered On May 27, 2021 12:30 pm