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MSF: two dropped object incidents

Incident 1 – dropped metal wedge A pin was required to be pulled on a hinge system for the dynamic gangway system on a W2W (walk-to-work) vessel. As part of […]

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Near miss: dropped object during lifeboat testing

What happened? During launch testing of a lifeboat, a turnbuckle and shackle weighing 7kg fell 23m from the davit onto the boat, landing within a metre of a worker hooking […]

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MSF – two recent dropped object incidents

The Marine Safety Forum has published safety alerts on two recent dropped object incidents, both of which have learning value for IMCA members.  Incident 1: What happened A breakaway coupling […]

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Dropped objects in dry dock

A member reports two dropped object incidents during a vessel dry-dock, both with serious injury potential. Incident 1: What happened? During a thruster overhaul, the hold-back rigging for the steering […]

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Single point failure resulting in a dropped object

What happened A small part weighing 0.3kg fell 20 meters from an OMC-160 wind speed and direction sensor installed on a vessel’s main mast. Two wind speed and direction sensors […]

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Crane contact with pipelay tower resulting in dropped object

What happened A crane made contact with a pipelay tower handrail during a routine lifting operation, resulting in a serious dropped object event.  There were no injuries.  The incident occurred […]

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Dropped object – unexpected release of spool

What happened? During offshore installation activities there was an unexpected release of the load resulting in it falling to the seabed.  The incident occurred during the relocation of a spool […]

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MSF: Potential dropped object

The Marine Safety Forum has published Safety Alert 21-08 relating to a potential dropped object which was found during lifting operations between a vessel and a platform. What Happened A […]

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Potential Dropped object from Container

What happened Before backloading a container from rig to vessel, it was noted that there were two metal blocks in the top corner pockets of the container. What went wrong […]

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Dropped object during crane operations

What happened A  piece of timber fell from a crane jib and landed on deck.  The main crane on the vessel was being prepared for lifting operations by four deck […]

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