Alerts iconImportant safety notice to users of certain Crosby shackle products

Crosby has prepared an Important Safety Notice for some specific Crosby 7/8” 6.5t shackles.  They have reached out to their customers with a communication and have asked that the following information included on the IMCA Safety Flash webpage. November 18, 2019 Dear Valued User of Crosby Products: THE CROSBY GROUP has determined the above listed … Continue reading “Important safety notice to users of certain Crosby shackle products”

Alerts iconRaising awareness on safety barriers such as railings and gratings

What happened? The Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) of Singapore has released Safety Flyer 2019/02 entitled The importance of ensuring proper inspection and maintenance regime.  It is intended raise awareness on the importance of carrying out comprehensive inspection of safety barriers such as railings and gratings, and to encourage timely preventive maintenance and implementation of … Continue reading “Raising awareness on safety barriers such as railings and gratings”

Alerts iconUnsafe boarding during unmooring operation

What happened? A vessel was departing from port when crew found it necessary to remove the mooring lines from the shoreside bollards with no safe un-boarding/boarding arrangements in place – instead clambering over the side (CCTV capture shown below).  A standard unmooring process (using shore-based support) had been discussed with the team involved during the … Continue reading “Unsafe boarding during unmooring operation”

Alerts iconHigh potential incident – man injured while falling overboard (MOB)

What happened? Whilst descending stairs to a boat-landing area on an offshore platform, a sub-contracted employee of one of our members tripped on a 2-inch discharge hose that had been laid across the base of a stairway.  He fell forward onto the boat landing, momentarily arresting his forward movement, before tumbling into the gap between … Continue reading “High potential incident – man injured while falling overboard (MOB)”

Alerts iconCrush injury to hand while attempting to secure crane hook

What happened? While attempting to secure a crane hook to the deck handrail with a polypropylene rope, a rigger’s right hand was caught between the hook shank and the handrail.  He sustained a severe crush injury to hand and wrist, which required medical evacuation and multiple surgery. The task involved moving the auxiliary block (weight: … Continue reading “Crush injury to hand while attempting to secure crane hook”

Alerts iconCabling in ROV hanger inadvertently severed by the ROV launch and recovery frame

What happened? During weekly testing of the vessel emergency firefighting pump, the engineer discovered that he could not start the pump. What went wrong? Initial investigations identified that the electrical cables and hydraulic hoses serving the equipment had been severed.  Further investigation established that the cables and hoses in the ROV hanger had been inadvertently … Continue reading “Cabling in ROV hanger inadvertently severed by the ROV launch and recovery frame”