Safety, Environment & Legislation

2001 Safety Flashes

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IMCA Safety Flash 01/01 – January 2001

  1. Diving fatality
  2. Sea fastening
  3. Fatal accident involving a horizontal watertight sliding door

IMCA Safety Flash 02/01 – February 2001

  1. Fall from height
  2. Overloading of survival craft
  3. Recall of Divex LP helmet bail-out whips and interstage hoses

IMCA Safety Flash 03/01 – March 2001

  1. ROV personnel injury
  2. Crane incident
  3. Emergency release of anchor winches by means of stored energy
  4. Leg injuries:
    • Knee injury
    • Ankle injury (1)
    • Ankle injury (2)
  5. Workshop finger injury
  6. Failure of bulk loading bag
  7. Battery failure on lifejacket light

IMCA Safety Flash 04/01 – March 2001

  1. Bail-out whip failures

IMCA Safety Flash 05/01 – April 2001

  1. Accidents when using power-operated watertight doors

IMCA Safety Flash 06/01 – April 2001

  1. Corrosion of band securing screw on diver band mask
  2. Fast rescue boats (Zodiac)
  3. Use of hand-held disc grinders
  4. Fork lift truck operation

IMCA Safety Flash 07/01 – July 2001

  1. Failure of a shackle
  2. Dangerous occurrence involving a mobile crane
  3. Explosion caused by ignition of paint vapour
  4. Grinding stone incident
  5. Oxy-arc cutting
  6. Checking of safety helmets

IMCA Safety Flash 08/01 – August 2001

  1. Failure of ROV lift umbilical winch brake
  2. Failure of winch brake on air diving bell system
  3. Incident involving oxy-acetylene cutting

IMCA Safety Flash 09/01 – August 2001

  1. Failure of ROV lift umbilical winch brake - Update
  2. Hazard potential from equipment using enclosed rechargeable batteries
  3. ROV winch failure
  4. Failure of plastic floatation buoy

IMCA Safety Flash 10/01 – September 2001

  1. Fire extinguishers - Potential missing/broken dip tubes on Hyfex models

IMCA Safety Flash 11/01 – October 2001

  1. Failure of ROV lift umbilical winch brake - Update
  2. Dead man anchor supplied unfit for purpose
  3. Vessel and port security
  4. Near-miss incident lowering concrete mattress
  5. Insecure crane lighting
  6. Reaction brackets on the Divex SLS system backpack

IMCA Safety Flash 12/01 – October 2001

  1. Dropped object risk
  2. Negative pressure injury to a diver
  3. Serious incident while checking man-overboard and buoy smoke marker
  4. Incident as a result of failure of a bollard
  5. Failure of cable socks (Chinese fingers) on subsea rigging
  6. Medical device recall – defibrillator

IMCA Safety Flash 13/01 – November 2001

  1. Retrieval of buoys
  2. Electrical fire in engine room
  3. Fatality during maintenance of elevator lift
  4. Need for supplied air in the vicinity of man way during nitrogen purge
  5. Grit hose parting: Near-miss incident
  6. Improper slinging of cargo
  7. Exploding light and smoke marker
  8. Fatality involving offshore drilling pipe rack flingers
  9. Winch incident
  10. MSA Surety Sure-Stop™ shock absorbers