3rd party exposure hours
How many of us are tracking exposure hours of outsiders on board our ships. We had been doing this for a few years now and the numbers add up quite fast especially for vessels on short haul trades.
I’m talking about all non-crewmembers visiting the vessel all the time. Technicians, cargo surveyours, pilots, inspectors etc. etc. etc. This data is available clearly from the gangway logs, which thanks to ISPS we all maintain very diligently. The total time on board by visitors needs to be added up at the end of each month by ship’s staff and reported. This is then added to the existing crew member exposure hours data.
Our goal is to keep a safe environment on board at all times, this includes for crew members as well as all visitors. So why not track the exposure hours of the visitors? Needless to say this can give your LTIF, TRCF numbers a slight boost as well. But a caveat here – if you are doing this then any LTI, RC for a visitor needs to be reported too. This is obvious.
What do you think of this? Do you do this? Would you consider this?