Thursday, 26 December 2019

Oil spill as barge sinks in Galapagos Islands

This is an interesting Youtube video from BBC News. Ecuador was fighting to contain the environmental impact of a fuel spill in the Galapagos Islands after a flatboat carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank.

The calculations for the load weight were not done well. They did not predict this happening. Be careful when operating cranes.

Follow tips for safe operation of cranes: have license, use mobile crane computer, be mindful of your surroundings, check crane for damage, create a checklist before operation, check ground conditions, pay attention to the angles of the crane, check pads and cribbing. Don't ignore the Safe Working Load (SWL). No Slack Chains.