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Dutch Safety Board: fatality when mooring line snapped

What happened The Dutch Safety Board has issued the following report on a mooring line fatality onboard chemical tanker RN Privodino on 28 June 2018, while entering the Noordersluis lock […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 03/21













LTI: Leg Fractured While Loading Tubulars

What happened? A load shifted during cargo operations, pinning a crewman’s leg between the deck and the load, causing a broken leg. The incident occurred on a vessel which was […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/20


Serious leg injury from falling winch sheave

What happened? An umbilical winch sheave was being hand-rolled along the deck when it fell over and struck the leg of one of the people handling it. Crew were rolling […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/20

Dropped Object from Derrick

What happened? While running in drill pipe on a drilling vessel, part of a guide sheave failed and fell approximately 15m to the drill floor. A ‘Red Zone’ was in […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/20


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