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IMCA safety flashes disseminate important information on incidents and potential hazards and the lessons learnt from them that can help prevent incidents occurring elsewhere in the industry.

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Shortened lanyard on MOB beacon

What happened? The practice of shortening the lanyards on MOB beacons was discovered by someone visiting a vessel.  This was accordingly communicated to the Chief mate to be fixed.  If […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 28/21













Fault in high voltage equipment

What happened A serious fault was discovered in high voltage (-5600 V) equipment; the fault caused sparks to be observed across the high voltage terminals.  Portable seismic survey “sparker” equipment […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 21/21







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