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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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Exploding television recovered from sea

What happened? One morning the crew of a workboat noticed an old television set floating in the sea near their work area.  They decided to take it on-board in order […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 30/19

Use of surge protected devices on-board vessels

What happened? A surge protected extension lead failed resulting in it overheating and burning.  Surveyors heard an audible ‘snap’ and then observed that three of their monitors had lost power.  […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/19








Near miss: diver’s umbilical trapped

What happened? During near-shore diving operations, a divers’ umbilical became trapped against a seawater intake.  The dive team (2 x divers, 2 x tenders and dive supervisor) had completed a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/19



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