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Waterborne Transport Group Meeting Minutes

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Date: October 5-6, 2010 Location: Manchester Hyatt Hotel - San Diego, CA Host: National Safety Council

Attendees 1 John Doran 2 Pat Callahan 3 John Lawrence 4 John Spicher 5 Christine Rybak 6 Vance Webb 7 Tim O'Connor 8 Rich Scricca 9 Bill Barclay 10 Gunther Hoock 11 Rick Dunn 12 Nils Knutdstadt 13 Kristijan Kordic 14 Makahla Downs 15 Mohan Muppidi 16 Kevin Kohlmann 17 Christopher Lee 18 Paul Londynsky 19 Doug Smith 20 Denise McCafferty 21 Tracey Murrell 22 Jody Miller 23 Jimmy Eduljee 24 Bob McFeeley 25 John Husum 26 Kevin McSweeney 27 Maria Verzbolovskis 28 Dennis Cloutier 29 Brian Moran 30 Terry Crump 31 Brian Craig 32 Greg Sipple Company/Affiliation OSG Ship Management Inc Maersk K-Sea K-Sea Polar Tankers/COP Polar Tankers/COP Keystone Seabulk Horizon Lines Horizon Lines SeaRiver / ExxonMobil SeaRiver / ExxonMobil Teekay LMS Ship Management Heidmar Military Sealift Command Matson Matson NOAA Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Shell Crowley British Petroleum American Bureau of Shipping American Bureau of Shipping Cloutier Consulting Services Golden State Productions Samson Rope Lamar University Safe-T-Hook

Call to Order: The Waterborne Transport Group held their fall meeting at the Manchester Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA on October 5-6, 2010. The meeting was called to order on October 5, 2010 at 0800 and chaired by John Doran. The agenda was circulated to those in attendance and J. Doran explained the role of the WTG within the National Safety Council and the purpose for the meeting. There were a total of 28 members representing 20 companies. Additionally there were 4 other invited guests in attendance.

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A Safety & Evacuation Plan briefing was conducted by J. Doran to review evacuation procedures from the meeting room in the event of an emergency. A moment of silence was given to honor the 11 crew members of the Deepwater Horizon who lost their lives on April 20, 2010. Business Conduct & Anti Trust guidelines were reviewed with those in attendance. The Waterborne Transport Group will often arrange for presentations to be made by various suppliers and/or engage in discussions about products available in the marketplace, with the sole objective of promoting safety and educating the membership. The Waterborne Transport Group and its members do not endorse any particular supplier nor do they exclude any competing supplier from providing the group with information from which each individual company can make informative decisions. Any reference to pricing and matters relating to individual customers or suppliers is strictly prohibited. The meeting minutes from the April, 2010 meeting, which had previously been circulated via e-mail, were approved. ABS was again thanked for acting as host for the past meeting.

Marine Section Update: National Safety Council (NSC) Marine Section Chair John Lawrence updated the group on the attempted efforts made throughout the year by the Marine Section to become a stand alone Division. In October 2009, the Marine Section was encouraged to seek Division status, due to the unique nature of the industry. In order to become a Division, the NSC requires at least 75 active members to have participated in meetings over a three year period and 50 active members to remain a Division. It was communicated to the Section last year that the NSC was willing to consider relaxing the 75 active member requirement to form a new Division. A steering committee was established to evaluate the benefits of becoming a Division. Given that the combined meeting attendance of the Waterborne Transport Group and Ports & Marine Services Group consistently exceeded the 50 active members, it was decided to pursue Division status. In February 2010, the Marine Section formally submitted a request to obtain Division Status and supplied the supporting documentation. After many inquiries to the National Safety Council throughout the year to clarify the Marine Section's request for Division status, the Marine Section was informed on October 1, 2010 that they did not have enough "active" members to become a Division at this time as the NSC was not going to relax their 75 active member requirement to become a new Division. The Marine Section firmly believes that Division status would allow the Section to further expand their national and international outreach in promoting safety in the maritime industry. It was therefore agreed that one more effort was going to be made in pursuing Division status.

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Chairman Doran and Rick Dunn encouraged those who were not members of the National Safety Council to evaluate the membership opportunities NSC has to offer and to explore the materials available on their web site. It was noted that the National Safety Council has a self-directed supervisor safety development program consisting of various modules which one company has found to be an effective training tool.

Mariner Personnel Safety Project: Kevin McSweeney from ABS and Brian Craig from Lamar University, gave the group an update on their work involving the Mariner Personnel Safety Project. Since the last meeting, it was evident that a considerable amount of work has been placed into developing the database for analysing nearly 30,000 incidents and near misses that have been submitted to date. It was noted that the definition of a near miss appears to vary between companies as does the manner in which near misses are categorized. It was mentioned that IMO (IMO MSCMEPC.7/Circ.7 Guidance on Near-Miss Reporting) has already established a definition for near miss reporting and that care must be taken not to deviate from any established national and/or international standards if we expect continuity. Members are urged to continue providing ABS with incident and near miss data to assist in this project. The data can be submitted in any format however excel is preferred as well as lower case font. Non-disclosure agreements are available for those interested.

NSC Mariner Safety Oct 2010 ABS Lamar.

WTG members will be provided with access to the Mariner Personnel Safety Project database in the near future. The following web sites were noted as additional educational references on near miss reporting: · · Aviation Safety Reporting System: http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/ The Nautical Institute ­ Mariners Alerting & Reporting Scheme MARS: http://www.nautinst.org/MARS/index.htm

Slip, Trip & Fall Prevention: Rick Dunn and Nils Knutdstadt from SeaRiver as well as Brian Moran from Golden State Productions gave a presentation to the group regarding the unique interactive CBT products developed by Golden State Productions and the positive impact such programs have had in their fleet. Included as part of the presentation was the CBT developed for slip, trip and fall prevention. Those interested in the CBT products can obtain additional information through Brian Moran as follows:

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Brian Moran Golden State Productions Phone: 925-376-4700 Web: www.GoldenStateCBT.comm E-mail: [email protected] Safety Shoe Technology Matt Collumb from Shoes for Crews was scheduled to make a presentation on safety shoe technology and the importance of coefficient of friction when selecting shoes. Unfortunately he was unable to make it at the last minute.

Safe-T-Hook: From time to time we run across some unique technology intended to help prevent injuries in the work place. Greg Sipple from Safe-T-Hook gave a presentation on a remotecontrolled command rotation and release intelligent crane hook system that was initially developed for use in the North Sea offshore industry. The crane hook includes a remotecontrolled hook release plus gyro-stabilized command load rotation ­ allowing crane crews, following initial hook-up, to remain at a safe distance for the entire lift and hook release process while precisely positioning the load.

Safe-T-Hook.pdf

Further information can be obtained by contacting Greg Sipple directly or through their web site. The web site includes a video of the Safe-T-Hook in use. Greg Sipple GM North America Sales Safe-T-Hook, LLC Phone: 832-326-7227 Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.safe-t-hook.com/

Rope Safety: It had been identified in previous meetings that mooring line safety continued to challenge the industry. Terry Crump from Samson Rope was therefore invited to give a presentation to the group on this topic. The very informative presentation focused around factors affecting HMPE line performance namely: · · · · Abrasion and cutting damage Line twist during application which can contribute to 15~20% strength reduction. Rope design & abrasion resistance Inspection & retirement of rope

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The group was also provided with technical information regarding the development and testing results of a new synthetic ETOP (Vulcan), produced by Samson that is considered an alternative to wire ETOP's. Various companies were noted to be using this new product. Anyone interested in additional information on Samson products can contact Terry Crump below.

Samson WTG TB Vulcan ETOPS.pdf Presentation Oct 201

Terry M. Crump Director of Sales / Americas Samson Rope Phone: 360-384-4669 Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.samsonrope.com/

Risk Assessment: Given the recent amendments to the ISM Code along with comments from the last meeting, it was determined that the subject of risk assessment should be reviewed in greater detail. Maria Verzbolovskis from ABS therefore gave the group a great presentation on Risk Assessment and Job Safety Assessment, including an introduction to the following tools available through ABS to assist with this topic namely: · · · Nautical Systems Risk Manager Nautical Systems Job Safety Analysis Tool ABS Guidance Notes o Guidance Notes on Risk Assessment Application for the Marine and Offshore Oil and Gas Industries o Guidance Notes on Job Safety Analysis in the Marine Industry (1Q 2011)

The topic generated some very constructive dialogue and provided everyone with good ideas and best practices that could be used to enhance existing risk assessment procedures. Various members of the group provided copies of their risk matrixes, procedures and shared their philosophies regarding their approach to risk assessment and JSA. A special thanks to those companies who volunteered to share examples of their documents with the group. The following links were forwarded after the meeting as useful information for helping to establish probabilities of events involving risk assessment. If anyone has any questions related to the information, they can contact Brian Craig from Lamar University. An Analysis of the Correlation of Expert Opinions in Security Risk Assessment

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http://dept.lamar.edu/industrial/Ports/ISSAT_Conference_Proceeding_2008Analysis_of_C orrelation_in_Delphi_Responses_rev.pdf Risk Assessment on the Sabine ­ Neches Waterway http://dept.lamar.edu/industrial/Ports/Texas_Ports_and_Waterways_Conference_2006___ __Risk_Assessment_on_the_Sabine_-_Neches_Waterway%5B1%5D.pdf Those interested in further assistance with risk assessment can contact ABS as follows: Maria Verzbolovskis ABS Corporate Technology Risk and Human Factors Phone: 281-877-5863 www.eagle.org

Communicable Disease Tabletop: Richard Scricca updated the group on the Communicable Disease Response Tabletop Exercise held in Ft. Lauderdale on August 11, 2010. Members are reminded that current regulations require the Master to "immediately

report to the nearest CDC QS (quarantine station) any death or any ill person among passengers or crew (including those who have disembarked or have been removed) during the 15-day period preceding the date of expected arrival or during the period since departure from a US port pursuant to 42 CFR 71.21(a)".

SE FL Seaports TTX Final Report.pdf

MLC 2006: Members were reminded that the MLC 2006 Convention could enter into force by the end of 2011 or early 2012. As of early October, 2010, one of the two conditions had been met: 33% of world tonnage required ­ 46% of world tonnage has ratified to date. · 30 member countries required ­ only 11 have ratified to date however EU is expected to ratify by year end. Although the US may take a while to ratify the Convention, U.S. ships that travel internationally will be subject to the laws of the nation's waters they enter, which will entail MLC compliance. Members were encouraged to become familiar with the requirements of the convention as well as any potential impacts on their respective operations.

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ETOP's: C. Rybak provided an update on the progress made since the last meeting regarding emergency towing off pennants. During OCIMF Meetings and Waterborne Transport (Safety) Group Meetings, it was recognized that some management (more terminals but also some fleets) still felt they needed to conduct risk assessments or were reluctant to accept only the LR Risk Assessment. Based on the last OCIMF Ports & Terminals Committee (PTC) meeting and review, including further discussions that continued into the summer, Section 3.3 was added on the final page as noted below. Prior to this section being added, the Report of the Working Group mirrored the Risk Assessment and provided summary conclusions. This wording should help industry move forward in a number of cases. 3.3. Accompanying Recommendations for Tankers and Terminals, as recommended and agreed by the PTC (April, 2010). Terminals are encouraged to refer to OCIMF Information Paper Lloyd's Register Risk Assessment of Emergency Tow-off Pennant Systems (ETOPS) Onboard Tank Vessel and/or the Working Group recommendations in place of a stand-alone facility risk assessment. If questions are raised, they may seek clarification from the Secretariat of OCIMF. Regarding the Ship Shore Safety Check List, ISGOTT 26.3.3 Item 4) and 26.5.5, we recommend that this be modified to "The method of removing the vessel from the berth in an emergency has been discussed and agreed, as appropriate?" This allows for flexibility and options between terminals and vessels. The document can be accessed using the following link: http://www.ocimf.com/Library/Information-Papers C. Rybak noted that NFPA 306 and 312 still contain some language regarding ETOP's and volunteered to follow up with NFPA. The meeting was adjourned at 1710 on October 5 and resumed again on October 6 at 0800 hrs.

2010 Benchmarking: The Safety & Environmental Benchmarking survey form was discussed with the group in preparation for the 2010 benchmarking study. It was agreed that "falls from height" should be added to the list of causes. Participating companies will receive a copy of the benchmarking statistics as well as a copy of any presentations.

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Open Forum: The vessel owners/operators held an open forum discussion to review lessons learned from incidents as well as other topics of general interest to promote safety on board. The summary of Some of the general areas discussed include: · A review of recent injuries experienced by vessel operators revealed that the following types of injuries were most common: o Slips and falls from stairs and ladders were noted to be quite prevalent with some resulting in some serious injuries. o Leg injuries from jumping or falling from a height to a lower level. o Various mooring related incidents resulted in strains, fractures and finger injuries. o The hopper door for incinerator had a latent condition which created a pinch point and resulted in a finger injury. o A man lift operation resulted in a significant near miss when the man lift tipped over. Another man lift operation resulted in a serious injury when fall arrest lanyard was connected to an energy source. Operators were encouraged to ensure working aloft permits are utilized. o Auto darkening welding helmets were noted to have caused two first aid cases due to either incorrect setting or need for battery replacement. o Back strains from lifting objects as well as physical conditioning of seafarers remains a concern is some areas. o Finger injuries while attempting to open doors that are under pressure due to imbalanced ventilation systems. One crew member was noted to have experienced a leg infection from exposure to solvents. Operators were encouraged to closely inspect fire main suction piping to ensure pipeline integrity as such piping is susceptible to internal corrosion from sea water which could result in flooding of machinery spaces. One operator indicated that they had a safety concern associated with green tinted safety glasses in that the colour red could not be detected when using these glasses. Hydraulic oil spills on deck were noted to be the leading category. Operators were encouraged to evaluate their hose standardization and replacement practices. It was noted that OSHA has been boarding inspected vessels on US West Coast. The boardings are primarily associated with vessels that are using longshoremen in port. Piracy continues to be a concern as one vessel operator experienced a situation where the Chief Officer was fatally shot while in a West African port. The Somalia piracy situation has also required some vessels to utilize armed guards. A vessel was noted to have recently been detained in Taiwan when the terminal claimed that the vessel had damaged their dock, contrary to claims by the vessel that the condition of the dock was suspect upon mooring. Vessel operators were reminded that terminal vetting reports can be entered through Q88.com.

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The Deepwater Horizon incident was discussed briefly including anticipated regulatory fallout. The importance of media management was noted to be a lesson learned as well as ensuring companies have good processes in place for contracting vessels of opportunity in the event of an incident of such significance. The preliminary NTSB report involving a collision with a duck boat was briefly discussed. The group was encouraged to continually evaluate bridge resource management practices being utilized to prevent collisions and groundings. A vessel recently experienced a serious incident as a result of a failed lifting sling while hoisting the fast rescue boat. One crew member had to be rescued from the water by helicopter. The subject of fall protection devices for twin fall lifeboats was discussed at length. Although some operators were utilizing FPD's on lifeboats, others were not for a variety of reasons, including the fact that some lifeboat manufacturers such as Shat Harding do not endorse the use such devices for their lifeboats. o One operator recently experienced a failure of a new load over center lifeboat hook. Some operators have been experiencing unsafe practices being used by riding crews and service personnel in port. Operators were encouraged to evaluate their vendor safety procedures and practices including safety orientations upon boarding.

Best Practices The following best practices which were identified throughout the meeting have been summarized below for ease of reference. · Human Factors - For those interested in human factors and the causation of accidents aboard ships, the publication entitled "The Human Element: A Guide to Human Behavior in the Shipping Industry" was recommended as a worthwhile reference. It is published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the British equivalent to the USCG. BP and Teekay Marine Services helped in the publication. More information is available at the following link: http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?FO=1159966&Action=Book&ProductID=9 780115531200&From=SearchResults · Whip preventers ­ For those not already using them the use of whip preventers on pneumatic hoses was noted to be a good best practice. · Ladder safety - A number of ladder related injuries were noted to have occurred. The promotion of best practices associated with ladder safety, including fall protection options, was noted to be a topic of interest. · ER video surveillance system ­ It was noted that the use of video surveillance in the engine room was a good best practice for vessels operating with unmanned machinery space endorsements. · HSE improvement teams ­ One company was having success with the establishment of HSE improvement teams to identify areas where ergonomic design changes could be of benefit.

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Near Miss reporting ­ Companies engaged in active near miss reporting were noted to be having good success in reducing incidents and promoting safety awareness.

Next meeting dates: · Next meeting will be held April 20-21, 2011 at ExxonMobil in Houston, TX. · The fall meeting will be held November 1-2, 2011 in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo in Philadelphia, PA. (with the Expo taking place Oct. 31-Nov. 2) · The 2012 NSC Congress & Expo will be held Oct. 21-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL. The meeting was adjourned on October 6, 2010 at 1205.

John Doran Chairman, Waterborne Transport Group

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