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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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Equipment starts unexpectedly

What happened THree mechanics obtained a Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO) for a High voltage AC unit, and were performing routine maintenance on the unit. As one of them went to lubricate the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/23

Battery explosion during routine maintenance

What happened A chief engineer suffered minor injuries in a battery explosion when disconnecting a cable from the battery. The incident occurred onboard a harbour tug. The chief engineer was […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/23

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

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