IDENTIFYING MARKS ON CRANE WIRE THIMBLE SWAGING

 

JAN 19, 2014

RE: IDENTIFYING MARKS ON CRANE WIRE THIMBLE SWAGING

RECENTLY TRANSPORT CANADA ARE CHECKING VERY CAREFULLY IN REGARDS TO METAL FITTINGS OF THIMBLE SWAGING OR SOCKETING ATTACHED TO WIRE ROPES.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH CANADA CARGO, FUMIGATION AND TACKLE REGULATIONS, METAL FITTINGS ATTACHED TO A WIRE ROPE BY SWAGING OR SOCKETING MUST BE TESTED BEFORE IT CAN BE USED FOR CARGO OPERATIONS.

TRANSPORT CANADA REQUIRES A METAL FITTING ATTACHED TO A WIRE ROPE TO BE TESTED BY A COMETENT PERSON WITH A LOAD EQUAL TO 200% OF THE ROPE’S SAFE WORKING LOAD AT LEAST ONCE EVERY FIVE YEARS.

IF A METAL FITTING PASSES THE TEST, THE TESTING PERSON WILL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE TO CERTIFY THAT THE FITTING PASSED THE TEST AND WILL PUT IDENTIFYING MARKS ON THE METAL FITTING.

A LIFTING APPLIANCE SHALL BE THOROUGHLY EXAMINED BY A COMPETENT PERSON AT LEAST ONCE EVERY YEAR AFTER IT IS TESTED.

FYI, DURING RECENT GEARS INSPECTION, SOME SHIPS WERE FOUND WITH UNCLEAR IDENTIFYING MARKS AND/OR NO TEST CERTIFICATE OF THE METAL FITTINGS OF THIMBLE SWAGING ATTACHED TO WIRE ROPES. LONGSHOREMEN REFUSED TO WORK AND TRANSPORT CANADA ISSUED STOP WORK ORDERS AND AFORESAID WIRE ROPES CANNOT BE USED FOR CARGO OPERATIONS.

ONE SHIP HAS TO CHANGE THE WIRE ROPES WITH NEW WIRE ROPES FITTED WITH IDENTIFYING MARKS ON THIMBLE SWAGING AND VALID TEST CERTIFICATE.

ONE SHIP HAS TO HIRE SHORE MOBILE CRANES FOR ALL CARGO OPERATIONS; IN BOTH CASES IT INCURRED DELAYS TO SHIPS AND EXTRA EXPENSES FOR USING SHORE CRANES FOR CARGO OPERATIONS.

PLS ENSURE THAT VESSEL’S METAL FITTINGS OF THIMBLE SWAGING OR SOCKETING ATTACHED TO WIRE ROPES ARE CLEARLY MARKED WITH IDENTIFYING MARKS AND WITH VALID TEST CERTIFICATE AND EXAMINATION RECORDS ON BOARD PRIOR TO ARRIVAL CANADIAN PORT TO AVOID DELAYS.


MASON LAM
MASON AGENCY – VANCOUVER, CANADA
TEL 604-689-8628
EMAIL: MASONAGENCY@BCSHIPPING.CA

 

23/01/2014, 11:26

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