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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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LTI: Leg Fractured While Loading Tubulars

What happened? A load shifted during cargo operations, pinning a crewman’s leg between the deck and the load, causing a broken leg. The incident occurred on a vessel which was […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/20


Serious leg injury from falling winch sheave

What happened? An umbilical winch sheave was being hand-rolled along the deck when it fell over and struck the leg of one of the people handling it. Crew were rolling […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/20

Dropped Object from Derrick

What happened? While running in drill pipe on a drilling vessel, part of a guide sheave failed and fell approximately 15m to the drill floor. A ‘Red Zone’ was in […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/20


High potential DROPS near miss: failed crane component

What happened? Whilst preparing a crane for operations, the additional man riding calliper brake casing cover on the primary winch failed, causing the brake pad, rings and cover to fall […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 26/20


Fire in welding fumes extraction system

What happened? In a shore-based workshop facility, the filters inside a welding fume extraction unit ignited whilst in operation. On investigating an initial smell of burning, smoke was seen escaping […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 25/20

LTI: Loss of fingertip and nail

What happened? While crew were moving lashing materials (chains, shackles and turnbuckles) from the garage deck into a storage space, the bosun suffered a serious finger injury.  The incident occurred […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 22/20

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