Hey Guys I have something I would like to get your opinion on. Crew Change and how a really long bad one affects our ability to perform a job in a safe and professional manner. I will give you an example of a recent one of ours, and see what you think could be done better in the future. In today’s world of “ There are no accidents, just failure to have enough safety meetings” I think this is something that should be looked at more closely.
Depart your home at 1600 travel to office. arrive at 2200,
Pick up carryall, supplies, and crew, Depart office at 2230 drive all night.
Arrive Galv. Tx at 0600 next day
Depart Galv.0630 On crew boat arrive offshore at 1430
Go on watch till midnight.
22.5 hours in transit
I know that there are people that will say things like, “ that’s how it always been” and “sleep on the crew boat”, “leave earlier and get a nap before”, Etc. ( who wants to spend anymore time at work than they already do) But come on; like I said earlier, in my company they have a goal zero safety plan and they mean it! They preach stop work authority all the time, JSA’s Pre job safety meeting checks , permits to work and so on. How can these two things continue to exist in the same world? Many others on this site I and have dealt with this for years and it has not gotten any better. Sure what I have as an example may not happen all the time, but it happens enough to be discussed.
By the way we didn’t get paid for leaving the office at 2200, we received a full days pay for the next day though. That’s right I drove the carryall the supplies and the crew for Free until midnight