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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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Life-raft dropped to the jetty

What happened A life-raft was inadvertently dropped onto the jetty during replacement of the ratchet straps on the hydrostatic pressure release unit. Three crewmembers were replacing the securing straps on […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/21








Lead-acid battery explosion

What happened A lead-acid battery blew up when an engine was started. The incident occurred when, after conducting pre-start checks on a generator, the 2nd Engineer attempted to start the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/21



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