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AWO Near Miss 23-12: Unsafe Gangway

On October 18, an AWO member company secured a tank barge to a liquid terminal facility to discharge cargo. Terminal employees installed a gangway to access the barge from shore; however, the gangway was not secured properly to the barge. The vessel crew, noting the unsafe condition, contacted their operations office to report the unsafe condition and called stop work until the gangway was properly secured.
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October 31, 2023