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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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LTI: finger injury during lifting operations

What happened? A crewman suffered a serious hand injury whilst working on subsea mattress recovery using a quick release mattress handling beam. The lifting webbing slings and ROV hooks were […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 25/18



Recurring Hand Injury

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has published Safety Alert No. 336 regarding a hand injury sustained during lifting procedures. During a slow lifting process to remove a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 22/18

Serious Injury from Rotating Winch

What happened? A person involved in spooling a wire onto the main crane forward tugger winch drum suffered a serious foot injury. To facilitate the operation, he positioned himself in […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 22/18






Two serious dropped object near miss

Two further dropped object cases have been reported recently, highlighting the extreme danger and potential for fatalities. Incident 1 A light and fitting on a third-party ship, weighing 8kg, fell […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/18







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