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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.

Individual safety events are available individually online, tagged and searchable, while the traditional PDF collections are also available for download.

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Uncertified bosun’s chairs

What happened A member conducting management visits to vessels discovered three separate cases where “Bosun’s Chairs” or similar support structures for working at height activities related to painting and repair […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 24/23

Fire alarm activation in engine room

What happened There was a small fire in a vessel engine room. There was little damage and no-one was harmed. The incident occurred while a supply vessel was operating within […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 12/23

Maintenance and control of fire doors

What happened? A member has discovered instances of mandatory fire doors onboard their vessels being  in a poor state of maintenance, and in some cases modified to alter the closing […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/23

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