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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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MSF: Unsafe Cargo Transfer Using Pallets

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) reports in Safety Alert 22-06 that an MSF member reported two separate incidents during deck cargo transfer operations involving pallets. What happened Incident #1: Lifting […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 08/22

NTSB: Dangerous engine failure – improper torquing

The National Transportation Safety Board of the United States (NTSB) has published Marine Investigation Report 22/06 relating to a Diesel generator engine failure aboard a ferry in Puget Sound, Washington […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 08/22


Mooring near miss: Guide roller pin suffered material failure

What happened? A deck stand guide roller pin suffered material failure at its foundation whilst a vessel was mooring. Weather, wind and tide conditions were gentle at the time of […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 08/22


MSF: Contact between Vessel and Offshore Installation

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Alert 22-02 relating to a collision between a standby vessel and an offshore installation.   What happened There was a shift change of […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 07/22

Overcoming Language Barriers

Safety4Sea https://safety4sea.com has published an excellent article on issues with language barriers at sea. The article can be found here. Language barriers are a common challenge in the shipping environment […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 07/22



MSF: Foreign object in eye

What happened The Marine Safety Forum reports in Safety Alert 21-20 that a worker got debris in his eye whilst paint chipping. A few hours after the job was completed, […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/22






Fractured finger while handling metal plates

What happened While working on deck, a crew member suffered a pinch injury to his right hand baby finger, resulting in a distal fracture to the tip of the finger […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 05/22




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