Safety, Environment & Legislation

2008 Safety Flashes

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IMCA Safety Flash 01/08 – January 2008

  1. Management of simultaneous operations during demobilisation

IMCA Safety Flash 02/08 – February 2008

  1. Finger injury whilst casting off towing line
  2. Serious hand injury
  3. Use of spelter sockets
  4. Lift bags broke free

IMCA Safety Flash 03/08 – February 2008

  1. ROV pilot injured by fibre optic glass
  2. Lifting incident

IMCA Safety Flash 04/08 - March 2008

  1. Unauthorised modification to electrical plant equipment
  2. DDC chamber view-port catastrophic failure

IMCA Safety Flash 05/08 – April 2008

  1. Movement of vessel during crane operations caused near-miss
  2. Report on the loss of the Bourbon Dolphin

IMCA Safety Flash 06/08– April 2008

  1. Sikorsky S76A+ and S76A++ helicopters

IMCA Safety Flash 07/08– April 2008

  1. Fatal accident in connection with the operation of an A-frame based launch and recovery system (LARS) used for ROV operations

IMCA Safety Flash 08/08 – April 2008

  1. Fall through open hatch in walkway
  2. Near-miss involving knuckle boom crane - hydraulic pump selection
  3. Partial parting of a bell main lift wire

IMCA Safety Flash 09/08 – May 2008

  1. Loss of DP position caused by incorrect gyro heading
  2. Abrasion of metal casing

IMCA Safety Flash 10/08 – June 2008

  1. Unsecured object fell and injured crewman
  2. Dry suit inflation installation onto a KM 37 helmet
  3. GPS antenna problems
  4. Fire watches for surface welding and burning operations

IMCA Safety Flash 11/08 – June 2008

  1. Catastrophic failure of vessel main crane wire
  2. Incorrect lifting equipment used

IMCA Safety Flash 12/08 – July 2008

  1. Ballast tank hydrogen
  2. Incorrectly colour coded oxygen cylinders
  3. Hand injury

IMCA Safety Flash 13/08 – August 2008

  1. Faulty governors
  2. Seaeye ROV tether arcing incident

IMCA Safety Flash 14/08 – September 2008

  1. Serious injury incident during routine crane maintenance
  2. Failure of fall arresters

IMCA Safety Flash 15/08 – October 2008

  1. Crew member injured during ROV maintenance
  2. Risk of electrocution during routine work
  3. Uncontrolled ascent of spool and diver during a lifting bag operation
  4. Near miss incident involving a diver's umbilical

IMCA Safety Flash 16/08 – October 2008

  1. Laptop battery fire and explosion
  2. Pallet lifter failure
  3. Fire risks of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)

IMCA Safety Flash 17/08 – December 2008

  1. Accidental shutdown of main engines
  2. Fatality - struck down by falling object during lifting operation
  3. Stored energy - injury sustained whilst removing metal straps
  4. Failure of webbing strop during lifting operations
  5. Uncontrolled movement of crane jib during inspection
  6. Failure of lifting padeye

IMCA Safety Flash 18/08 – December 2008

  1. Mini transponder falling from crane wire to deck
  2. Failure of pipe handling system causes injuries and fatalities