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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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Maintenance and control of fire doors

What happened? A member has discovered instances of mandatory fire doors onboard their vessels being  in a poor state of maintenance, and in some cases modified to alter the closing […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/23

Hand injury from portable grinder

What happened A subcontract worker received a 3cm laceration to the hand while using a portable grinder. The incident occurred during flowline fabrication work at a spool base. The portable […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 09/23

LTI: Hand injury in galley

What happened An experienced cook in the galley badly injured his hand when his knife slipped. The incident occurred in a vessel alongside at Christmas. The cook was preparing meat […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 09/23

Uncertified lifting gear found in use

What happened A number of shackles and other lifting equipment were observed in use onboard a vessel with no certification or inspection reports available. Some equipment was colour coded by […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 04/23

Small fire following hot work

What happened On a member’s vessel alongside, a small fire started following hot work conducted by the client’s welding sub-contractors. The incident occurred during the welding of jumper stands on […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 03/23

Serious hand injury (MSF)

What happened The MSF reports in Safety Alert 22-12 an incident involving an inadvertent self-inflicted finger injury.  This serious injury was sustained while someone was replacing a knife into its […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 02/23

Blocked emergency exit hatch

What happened An engine room emergency exit hatch could not be opened. The emergency exit hatch providing egress from the engine room to the vessel’s main deck on the starboard […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 02/23

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