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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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NTSB: Lithium-ion battery fire destroys vessel bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board of the United States (NTSB) has published report MIR-23-23 relating to a Lithium-ion battery fire aboard a tanker. This incident highlights some of the risks […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 28/23

Fire in ROV workshop

What happened? A crew member noticed smoke coming from the ROV workshop and reported a fire. What went right? What went wrong? Lessons learned Members may wish to refer to:

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 25/23

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

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