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NTSB: Overturning of the Liftboat Kristin Faye

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States has published Marine Accident Brief MAB 20-36 relating to the overturning of liftboat (small jack-up) Kristin Faye. Liftboats are three- […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 02/21










Dropped load and failed chain

What happened? A chain link failed causing a load of over 260kg to fall 1.5m to deck. The incident occurred during transfer of a bundle of scrap cable, when a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 10/20








Crane anti-two block securing wire failure

What happened? During routine lifting activities, a vessel crane’s (auxiliary) anti-two block (A2B) suspension wires failed, causing the A2B weight assembly to fall along the crane wire to the crane […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 18/19

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