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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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Finger injury caused by falling wire wedge

What happened? A crewman suffered a crushed finger during an operation to replace a winch wire on a large crane. Two crew members were installing a wire wedge into the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 16/18






Two dropped object near misses

Incident 1 – Wooden block laying in top of main hoist block During a voyage in good weather conditions, the Captain decided that the vessel would sail with the cranes […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 13/18



Recent prosecutions by the UK HSE

The UK Health & Safety Executive (UK HSE) publishes regular press releases relating to safety incidents. These can be found on the HSE website. IMCA monitors these publications and passes […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 12/18

Two potential dropped objects (Marine Safety Forum)

The MSF have published two safety alerts relating to potential dropped objects from cargo operations. Incident 1: Missing protection cover becomes high potential dropped object Vessel crew found a twist […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/18








Finger Injury During Recovery of Daughter Craft

What happened? The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published a Safety Alert relating to a line of fire finger injury sustained during small boat operations. The incident occurred while the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/18


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