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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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Chemical burns to body

CHIRP Maritime, an industry charity facilitating confidential incident reporting from seafarers, has published its Annual Digest 2021, which includes a number of events and incidents of interest to IMCA members. […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 20/22

Damage to flexible riser

What happened? During deployment of a water injection riser from a vessel, damage to the outer coating occurred when it came into contact with the sharp edge of the flare […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 18/22

Cargo shifted during heavy weather

What happened Cargo broke loose in heavy seas on a vessel in transit. Moderate to heavy rolling caused strapping holding stacks of cargo (metal beams) to break, causing the stacks […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 04/22

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