Safety, Environment & Legislation

2003 Safety Flashes

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IMCA Safety Flash 01/03 – January 2003

  1. Follow-up to toxic gas emission from transponder (lithium batteries)
  2. Near-miss involving winch failure
  3. Punctured aerosol results in chemical burns
  4. Diving fatality
  5. Fatality during helicopter escape training
  6. Engine start air fitting incident
  7. Wind sensors showing incorrect readings

IMCA Safety Flash 02/03 – February 2003

  1. Incidents involving accommodation ladders
  2. Incident during lift bag operations
  3. Fatality results from failure of ship's mooring fittings and supporting structure
  4. Fatality results from incorrect handling of equipment
  5. Fatality and serious injuries during heavy lift operation
  6. Penetration injury to eye during blending repair weld
  7. Injury involving contact with a vehicle battery

IMCA Safety Flash 03/03 – April 2003

  1. Fatality and serious injuries during heavy lift operation
  2. Security of shipping in the Mediterranean and Middle East
  3. Incident during core drilling operation
  4. Near-miss involving oxy-acetylene cutting of plate
  5. Fatality - Fall from rig of a container
  6. Fatality during diving operation
  7. Serious crane incident
  8. Fatality - Trapping in machinery
  9. Incidents submitted to IMO relating to vessels carrying SMCs:
    • Multiple fatality - Explosion related to paint solvent
    • Operation of machinery under maintenance
    • Fatality - Working in the proximity of lifting operations
    • Fatality

IMCA Safety Flash 04/03 – May 2003

  1. Diving fatality

IMCA Safety Flash 05/03 – June 2003

  1. Fall hazards associated with temporary deck openings
  2. Fatality during cable-pulling operations
  3. Jet pump incidents
  4. Thumb cut - Removal of guarding/safety observation
  5. Trapping incident related to mooring system
  6. Potential for fire from misuse of a coffee thermos
  7. Robbery at gunpoint
  8. Incident during winch-to-winch wire transfer operations
  9. Slip on stairs

IMCA Safety Flash 06/03 – July 2003

  1. Tagline incident
  2. Inflatable lifejackets fail to inflate
  3. SARS
  4. Positioning of emergency positioning indicating radio beacon
  5. Mugging and robbery
  6. Fatality - Injury from an air hose

IMCA Safety Flash 07/03 – July 2003

  1. Webbing strop failure during transponder recovery
  2. Defective hammer shaft
  3. Fatality: Fall from suspended work platform
  4. Fire incidents:
    • Fire in crane 440V contact box
    • Fires involving laundry tumble dryers
    • Fire in equipment spaces: Welding in vicinity

IMCA Safety Flash 08/03 – July 2003

  1. Container door hinges failure: Container door fell on deck
  2. Fatality: Pressure build-up leading to sudden release of mechanical plug
  3. Attempted service to microwave results in fatal electrocution
  4. Cracked fuel line results in an engine fire
  5. Exposure to CO2 release from dry ice storage
  6. Lifeboat davit sheave incident

IMCA Safety Flash 09/03 – August 2003

  1. Use of rags: Potential puncture wound
  2. Working with hoses and pressure
    • Leaking seal on hydraulic system causes oil spray
    • Fatality while inflating truck tyre
  3. Slips, trips and falls resulting from loose cables and hoses on walkways
  4. Respiratory equipment
  5. Machine guarding
  6. Dangers when mooring and unmooring
  7. Electrical safety
  8. Care using hand tools

IMCA Safety Flash 10/03 – August 2003

  1. Near miss: Modification of machinery
  2. Fatality: Fall from height arising from a failure to use personal protective equipment
  3. Diver fatality: Underwater explosion
  4. Incident involving a crane boom

IMCA Safety Flash 11/03 – September 2003

  1. Topic working with tubulars - Incident report
  2. Airline coupling failure
  3. Internal explosion within 12V forklift battery
  4. Fire inside Falcom steamer
  5. Follow-up to toxic gas emission from transponder (lithium batteries)
  6. Loss of mooring chain to FPSO
  7. Filtration materials

IMCA Safety Flash 12/03 – September 2003

  1. Near-miss involving diver's neck dam
  2. Regulator fire

IMCA Safety Flash 13/03 – December 2003

  1. Faulty directional flow arrow on valve
  2. Incident involving a McKissick N419 snatch block
  3. Incorrect pressure-rated manifold fitted to diver's bail-out