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The perils of enclosed spaces on a ship

The 25th of June every year is commemorated by the IMO and the international shipping community as the Day of the Seafarer..

In my article dedicated to the Day of the Seafarer, I mentioned “let’s all felicitate the work that these seafarers are doing, sometimes at the risk of their own lives”.. This risk has been highlighted again when on the 26 May 2014 three crewmen on board a general cargo ship were killed after entering the ship’s hold, due to the depletion of oxygen in the hold..

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