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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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Nicholas Hough
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Plastic cover on smoke detector

What happened? During an inspection of vessel accommodation by shore management, it was observed that a plastic cover was obstructing a smoke detector. During construction work in the area the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/20

Poor condition of on-board equipment

What happened? During ‘safety walk arounds’ on one of our members’ vessels, certain equipment was seen to be in poor condition.  In the first case, a fire blanket in the […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 03/20

Improper use of heaving line

What happened? During a mooring operation, vessel crew were found to be using a 4 ton shackle attached to a heaving line (instead of proper “monkey fist”).  What went wrong? […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 30/19

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