Safety, Environment & Legislation

2010 Safety Flashes

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IMCA Safety Flash 01/10 – February 2010

  1. Diver fouled on descending load
  2. Diver falls into bell maintenance pit
  3. Bail-out whip failures
  4. Fatality on the diving support vessel

IMCA Safety Flash 02/10 – April 2010

  1. Crewman received 440V electric shock
  2. Near miss: improper use of fall-arrest equipment leads to fall
  3. Failure of hose reel bearing housing
  4. Inadvertent opening of circuit breakers
  5. Hole burnt in vessel deck during removal of sea-fastenings
  6. Fatality during anchor handling operation

IMCA Safety Flash 03/10 – May 2010

  1. Incident during entry to diving bell
  2. Uncontrolled ascent - loss of lift bag to surface
  3. Gangway failure
  4. Missing dangerous goods declaration

IMCA Safety Flash 04/10 – July 2010

  1. Person injured by mooring lines
  2. Falling object
  3. Serious shortcomings with hydrostatic release units
  4. Failure of life rafts during servicing
  5. CO2 systems safety pins
  6. Failure of fixed high expansion foam

IMCA Safety Flash 05/10 – July 2010

  1. Near miss: burnt out electrical socket
  2. Water ingress to bow thruster space
  3. Diver injury during air cylinder recharging
  4. Near miss: crane wire grease and headache ball
  5. Oxy-arc umbilical handling winch - fire on deck

IMCA Safety Flash 06/10 – September 2010

  1. Third degree burn sustained during rope access hot work
  2. LTI – severed tendon
  3. Minor chest burns suffered by rope access technician
  4. Near miss: safety device (hard link) damaged during hot work
  5. Tug capsized during operations
  6. Load dropped owing to incorrect manufacture of “flemish eye” crane pennant

IMCA Safety Flash 07/10 – November 2010

  1. Near miss: falling object
  2. Crewman fatally injured during mooring operations
  3. Precautions against jellyfish sting during diving operations
  4. Fatality - fall from height

IMCA Safety Flash 08/10 – December 2010

  1. Welding of shackles
  2. Lacerated chin caused by flying wedge
  3. Failure to calibrate MRU led to near miss
  4. Diver safety - nitrox generator use
  5. Right hand hit by flying wedge
  6. Subsea oxy-arc cutting - risk of explosion