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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.

Individual safety events are available individually online, tagged and searchable, while the traditional PDF collections are also available for download.

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Snapped mooring line

What happened? A mooring line (stern line) was passed through the starboard chock from aft station while the vessel was entering the lock at a port. This mooring line was […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 03/18







Failure of steel wire sling

What happened? During offshore wind farm construction, pull wires were being laid. One small vessel was acting as a winch vessel, and another as an anchor. These vessels were connected […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 32/17


Four hand and finger injury incidents

Incident 1 – Company fined after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) What happened? The HSE is reminding companies of the necessity of monitoring workers’ health after an […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 30/17






Finger injury during work with rotating machinery

What happened Whilst working with a pillar drilling machine, a crewman got his glove caught in the rotating bit and dislocated his left thumb. The incident happened on an ocean-going […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 28/17


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