Accident emergency response publication from Swedish Club

Swedish Club has published Anatomy of an Accident, which it said provided “a unique insight into the huge coordinated exercise that surrounds a serious vessel casualty”.

The publication was developed out of The Swedish Club’s Emergency Response Training programme. It focuses on a realistic incident scenario run by the Club with participants from important maritime services and support sectors.

The exercise was supported by DNV GL, HRS Sør-Norge, Navigate Response, The Norwegian Coastal Administration, The Norwegian Maritime Authority and T&T Salvage.

The scenario covers an incident involving the fictional chemical tanker Uswidia, laden with caustic soda and caught up in the scenario of lost engine power, drifting in high winds with injured crew, and eventually grounding with a breach of the hull.

Swedish Club’s loss prevention team is offering a series of alternative scenarios such as grounding and wreck removal, cargo damage, salvage and pollution, collision, tendering and repair, forum shopping and legal and medical scenarios. As part of the Club’s commitment to loss prevention, the training is offered to members of The Swedish Club free of charge.