Hooked on Safety Aboard Marlin


By: Brady Hebert

Maurice Conley, Danos crane operator working on Anadarko’s Marlin TLP, was recently recognized by Anadarko upper management for using his Stop Work Authority during a regulatory inspection. The inspector requested that he function or operate a “hydraulic release” system on the crane that he was operating. Since he had never used or received training on this system, he opted to seek additional guidance.

He sought consultation from a mechanic who indicated that they needed to review the operation with Seatrax prior to testing. They determined that the previous operating company had installed this release system in the event a load was inadvertently caught up on a vessel. Function testing the system would have led to an undesirable event.

Good job guys of not simply doing what you are told but taking the time to seek guidance and ask questions for clarification!

Brady Hebert

Brady Hebert joined Danos in 2002 as an entry-level production operator. He worked his way through the ranks and was a lead operator until joining the staff as an account manager in 2010. Brady now serves as a senior account manager for the Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.


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