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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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LTI: head injury

What happened? A provisions lift onboard a vessel became stuck.  The chief engineer was called to attempt a repair.  During assessment of the problem, the lift dropped whilst his head […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/19

Electric Arc Incident

What happened? During a vessel mobilisation a control cabin for an electric ROV was being installed and commissioned. The cabin’s internal main electrical power cable arced, tripping the vessel’s power […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 23/18

Injured finger during cargo operations

What happened? During cargo operations, a crewman got his finger stuck between the cargo and the lifting chain. The incident occurred when a vessel was discharging modules with a weight […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 16/18

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