MSC Messina

Report 00027

Defects or Issues Identified

"Bay 03/05- transverse walkway rusted through on stb grate. Temporarily covered with chequer plate. Most of the vessel has only a single line of safety line around hatch covers with no means of tensioning. Access covers on lashing 'cat-walks' have no reliable means of being kept in the open position. They should not be used as hand holds at any time. Pins missing on safety stanchions throughout the vessel. Safety lines attached by nylon string in some instances. Every bay on board this vessel that has reefer boxes did not have the cables stowed correctly, which caused a high risk of trip hazard to exist. The last bay on the vessel (69) has netting in place instead of proper safety railing(when there is no cargo stowed). The net has holes and is not tensioned, rendering it useless."

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