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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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Basket snagged on ship’s structure

What happened? The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Alert 19-14 relating to an incident whereby a basket snagged on the ships structure causing damage to the vessel and […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 05/20

Dropped wooden block in conductor support frame

What happened? During a decommissioning project, a wooden wedge, weighing approximately 13 kg, dropped 6m, striking a rigger’s hard hat and shoulder on its way down.  The rigger suffered minor […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 22/19

Non-fatal man overboard incident

What happened? A member of the vessel crew fell into the sea during personnel transfer using a Crew Tender Vessel (CTV).  The incident occurred when the vessel was stood by […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 13/19

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