Alerts iconCrane incident

A serious incident occurred on a fixed installation while dismantling a Unit – Mariner 3600 portable crane. Three people were seriously injured and a fourth was lost overboard and did not survive. The boom and gantry had been removed from the crane. Workers were preparing the power module section of the crane for removal after … Continue reading “Crane incident”

Alerts iconCrane wire failure

A member has alerted IMCA of a failure of a crane wire during the recovery of an ROV. As the ROV was being swung inboard by the ROV system, the crane wire snapped just as the ROV was above the platform rail causing the ROV to hit the rail and fall inboard on its side. … Continue reading “Crane wire failure”

Alerts iconFPSO experienced loss of stability while discharging cargo

During a cargo transfer to a shuttle tanker, an FPSO suffered a loss of stability such that the vessel’s metacentric height was reduced well below that required by the installation’s classification society approved loading manual. This was due to excessive free surface effect. The main cause of the incident was found to have been caused … Continue reading “FPSO experienced loss of stability while discharging cargo”

Alerts iconSlewing, storage and securing of gas quads and ships

A contractor member has reported several near misses/incidents due to the positioning of quads, resulting in damage to regulator boxes and pillar valves. In order to address these incidents, the contractor has issued the following guidelines for storing quads on deck: where possible no quads are to be stored with manifolds facing areas where loads … Continue reading “Slewing, storage and securing of gas quads and ships”