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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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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











Life-raft dropped to the jetty

What happened A life-raft was inadvertently dropped onto the jetty during replacement of the ratchet straps on the hydrostatic pressure release unit. Three crewmembers were replacing the securing straps on […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/21


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