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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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Galley safety – rice cooker smouldering

What happened? A rice cooker not being used was either left on or accidentally turned on by someone walking past and activating the controls.  No rice or liquid was in […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 04/19

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

Auto-ignition of laundry items

What happened? Cloths used for general galley cleaning were removed from a tumble dryer, immediately folded and piled in a steel bucket. Three hours later they were stowed in a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 18/18

Three fires

Incident 1: Property damage A vessel was carrying two (working and loaded) deep freezers as deck cargo, destined for delivery to a platform. They were stored inside two metal baskets. […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 14/18

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