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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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Line of fire near miss – almost a head injury

During cable trans-spooling operations, someone almost suffered a very serious head injury. What happened? Whilst a messenger rope (a mooring line) was being pulled across from a cable vessel to […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 28/21







MSF: Hand Injury Sustained During Routine Checks

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Alert 21-13 relating to a hand injury sustained during routine activities. What happened? During routine weekly checks, someone was performing tests for […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/21





Near Miss – Damaged Rig Hose

What happened A vessel was engaged in routine operations receiving contaminated oil-based mud from a rig. Upon disconnecting the rig hose and vessel side coupling it was discovered that the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 24/21


Failure of dive chamber overhead door centre pin

What happened Minutes after a dive team transferred from the entry lock into the diving bell, there was a failure of the diving bell overhead door centre pin.  A “bang” […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/21




LTI: Hand injury during diving operations

A member reports a serious hand injury suffered by a diver working in the water on floating hoses at an SPM (single point mooring).  Two divers were working on unbolting […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 15/21

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