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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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Leg injury when struck by rebounding hammer

What happened A crew member was struck on the right lower leg (the shin) by a rebounding hammer.  The incident occurred when he was using the hammer to remove a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 13/21

LTI during deck cargo operations

What happened A crewman was seriously injured during lifting operations. The incident occurred while lifting pipe bundles from the vessel onto a fixed structure.  Two crewmen were ready to hook […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 10/21

Line of fire: deck tugger wire failure

What happened? Personnel were standing in line of fire during recovery of a Back-Fill Plough when a chain sling failed, and the rigging recoiled across the deck.  A tugger wire […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 07/21

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

Hand injury when caught in machinery

What happened A crew member sustained injuries to his hand and arm when his hand got trapped by a moving belt.  The incident occurred during routine maintenance of an Air […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 04/21

Dutch Safety Board: fatality when mooring line snapped

What happened The Dutch Safety Board has issued the following report on a mooring line fatality onboard chemical tanker RN Privodino on 28 June 2018, while entering the Noordersluis lock at Ijmuiden, […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 03/21

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