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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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Connection failure during lifting operation

What happened? On a windfarm installation vessel, there was a connection failure during operations. During lowering and rotating of the Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) into the skidding frame for the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/22

Three bolts sheared on a lifting trunnion

What happened After successful installation of a offshore renewables Transition Piece (TP), crew accessed the TP and discovered that the cover plate of the lifting trunnion had fallen off and […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 02/22

NOPSEMA: person injured in chain hoist incident

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) of Australia has published Safety Alert #73 relating to an incident on an offshore facility where members of the workforce […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 23/21

MSF: Potential dropped object

The Marine Safety Forum has published Safety Alert 21-08 relating to a potential dropped object which was found during lifting operations between a vessel and a platform. What Happened A […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 17/21

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