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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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Shipyard worker receives electrical shock

What happened A shipyard worker received a serious electrical shock onboard a vessel in dry dock.  The incident occurred when a shipyard welding team were setting up equipment outside on  […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 10/21

Fire in a safety locker

What happened? A small fire occurred in the safety locker of the changing room. The safety locker was used to store various safety items including among others: An Aldis-lamp spare […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 32/20

MSF: water based mud spill on deck

What happened? The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Alert 20-05 relating to a spill of water-based mud. During routine mud transfer operations at an offshore installation the rig […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 18/20

Exploding television recovered from sea

What happened? One morning the crew of a workboat noticed an old television set floating in the sea near their work area.  They decided to take it on-board in order […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 30/19

Use of surge protected devices on-board vessels

What happened? A surge protected extension lead failed resulting in it overheating and burning.  Surveyors heard an audible ‘snap’ and then observed that three of their monitors had lost power.  […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/19

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