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MSF: two dropped object incidents

Incident 1 – dropped metal wedge A pin was required to be pulled on a hinge system for the dynamic gangway system on a W2W (walk-to-work) vessel. As part of […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 03/24

Diver in the bell hit by falling object

What happened? A diver in the diving bell was hit and slightly injured by a water bottle containing a gallon of water (4.5kg). Diver #1 left the bell and was […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 01/24


Two hand injuries

What happened A member reports two hand injuries. Incident 1 As a Pilot climbed the vessel’s access hatch to the under-deck passage, his backpack straps entangled with the hatch retaining […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 29/23

LTI: Fingers injured during fender lifting operation

What happened? A crew member suffered severe injuries to two fingers during fender lifting operations. The injuries occurred while hauling up the webbing slings with a (13mm (half-inch) polypropylene rope […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 28/23




LTI – fingertip pinched by wire sling

A rigger suffered a serious injury when his finger got trapped between a sling and one of the forks on a fork-lift truck. The incident occurred when the rigger was […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 23/23






MSF – two recent dropped object incidents

The Marine Safety Forum has published safety alerts on two recent dropped object incidents, both of which have learning value for IMCA members.  Incident 1: What happened A breakaway coupling […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/23





Finger injury during lifting operations

What happened With a vessel alongside, crew were using the vessel crane to move a pallet of cylinders (part of the vessel’s hydraulic system) from one deck to another. This […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 17/23

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