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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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Electrician suffered flash burn to hand

What happened A third-party electrician on a vessel in dry dock got burnt whilst verifying the integrity of insulation on a 690 Volt bus bar. A voltaic arc was created […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/21


Damaged Electrical Cable

What happened? During a washdown of a vessel’s cargo hold a crew member noticed arcing from around two electrical cables near the cargo hold light.  Upon closer investigation he noticed […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 24/21

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









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