Correspondence Received: Winch Brakes – will they hold?

24th February 2017

Correspondence Received: Winch Brakes - will they hold?

Initial Report

 Report:

A ship’s officer was not aware of the difference between rendering point and designed brake holding capacity.

Reporter’s Recommendation:

All relevant personnel must be briefed with regards to rendering point and brake holding capacity and the significance of these terms in safe mooring operations. All ship’s officers should have sound knowledge of mooring winch brake testing procedures and requirements.

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