Engineer bypasses safety lock on incinerator

31st March 2015

Engineer bypasses safety lock on incinerator

Initial Report

Report Text:

During operation of the ship’s incinerator, the 3rd engineer supervised by the 2nd engineer bypassed the safety lock device and opened the door to add more garbage. They were not injured or burned from the flames.

Lessons Learned: During operation of the ship’s incinerator, the 3rd engineer supervised by the 2nd engineer bypassed the safety lock device and opened the door to add more garbage. They were not injured or burned from the flames.

CHIRP Comment

A senior officer teaching a junior officer to bypass safety devices is a very serious breach of duty. The engineers were taking short cuts and through this rule-breaking behaviour they created a potential risk of severe injury to themselves.

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