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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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Three hand injuries

Incident 1: Fingers and Hands in Rotating Machinery – Employee’s Hand Severed by Machinery A company supplying aluminium parts was fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when using a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 14/19




LTI: head injury

What happened? A provisions lift onboard a vessel became stuck.  The chief engineer was called to attempt a repair.  During assessment of the problem, the lift dropped whilst his head […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/19

Hand injury during closing of hatch

What happened? Four crewmen made a journey by small boat to inspect an SPM and floating hoses.  After completion of the inspection and maintenance work, two of them were closing […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/19

Latent trip hazards

What happened? A member reports several trip hazards in vessel machinery spaces.  On one occasion, a crew member entered the emergency generator room, stepped on an exposed support gusset, and […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 06/19


High potential near miss: anchor brake failure

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) have released Safety Alert 18-25 regarding a potentially fatal near miss incident during dry-docking. A vessel’s anchors were ranged on the dock bottom for inspection […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 29/18





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