Safety, Environment & Legislation

2004 Safety Flashes

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IMCA Safety Flash 01/04 – January 2004

  1. Diver's lost gas incident
  2. Gas release from pipeline during diving operations
  3. Near-miss during connector pressure tests
  4. Oxygen near-miss

IMCA Safety Flash 02/04 – March 2004

  1. Near-miss incident involving subsea headache ball
  2. Near-miss involving bail-out bottle pillar valve
  3. Snaking air hose
  4. Lack of access provided
  5. Use of prescription medicines/drugs
  6. Open porthole
  7. Near-miss: Sailing close to a construction barge

IMCA Safety Flash 03/04 – March 2004

  1. Confined space entry
  2. Change to Ultraflow Diaphragm Regulator
  3. Divers' umbilical management

IMCA Safety Flash 04/04 – May 2004

  1. Serious injury in towing operation
  2. Diver struck by lifting frame while installing concrete mattresses
  3. Late onset of decompression illness (DCI)

IMCA Safety Flash 05/04 – June 2004

  1. Remote pulling operations - Warning
  2. Fire in switchboard room
  3. Pipe stacking incident
  4. Shore leave
  5. Staphylococcal infection in deep water saturation dive to 200 metres
  6. Near miss - Internal bell door
  7. Underwater explosions

IMCA Safety Flash 06/04 – July 2004

  1. Heave compensation software anomaly

IMCA Safety Flash 07/04 – August 2004

  1. Exhaust valve cage assembly blow-out

IMCA Safety Flash 08/04 – August 2004

  1. Diving helmets - damage to emergency valve
  2. Disguised transportable gas cylinders

IMCA Safety Flash 09/04 – October 2004

  1. Possible choking incident - diver's helmet
  2. Pipe handling frame incident during diving operation
  3. Uncontrolled decompression during gangway move

IMCA Safety Flash 10/04 – December 2004

  1. Uncontrolled decompression of diving bell
  2. Fatality - Fall from scaffold opening/breakdown in co-ordination/communication
  3. Lightning strike
  4. Head injury
  5. Loss of position of DP DSV

IMCA Safety Flash 11/04 – December 2004

  1. Copies of Crosby shackles