Jan De Nul Among Nominees for IADC Safety Award 2017

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just revealed the 7th nominee for its Safety Award 2017 – Jan De Nul Group’s Hatch Covers for Deck Hatches.

When a low deck hatch is in the process of opening, it quickly becomes a dangerous situation. Falling down an unprotected and open hatch presents high potential for a fatal injury, said IADC.

While new vessels have already eliminated this danger by adding waist-high coamings around hatch openings, older vessels leave its crew vulnerable. While many types of ad-hoc barriers have been created to resolve the issue throughout the dredging industry, Jan De Nul Group’s TSHD Capitan Nuñez crew innovated an answer to the problem: stationary stanchions.

Surrounding the deck hatch, the attachment makes the area surrounding the opening safer, whether it is in the open or closed position, or anywhere in between.

By removing the safety pin which secures the stanchion, the add-on can be removed if the need arises, making the solution easy to use.

Older vessels in the Jan De Nul fleet have been retrofitted with the stanchions making for a sustainable solution.

 

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply