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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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Flooding in steering gear compartment

What happened? A vessel lost control of its steering gear due to leakage through the Karm fork seals, leading to uncontrolled flooding in the steering compartment. The engine room received […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 24/17







Counterfeit training certificates

What happened? IMCA has been advised that there has been a recent increase in counterfeit training certificates in circulation for crane operators, riggers, banksman/slingers etc. It is reported that the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 22/17



Power loss within dive control

What happened? During diving operations, there was a power loss scenario within dive control whereby both circuit breakers after the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) tripped, causing a loss of power […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/17


Unsafe mooring practices

What happened During a routine marine inspection of a vessel it was observed that rope lines had been attached to the mooring winch control levers to facilitate ‘remote’ operation of […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 18/17







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