Accordingly, the key features for 2019 include:

  • Total reported incidents: 160 / 2018: 136
  • Incidents reported by IMCA members: 110 (31 members) / 2018: 89 (29 members)
  • Members reporting >5 incidents per year: 6 (reporting 68 incidents) / 2018: 5 (reporting 48 incidents)
  • Incidents reported by other industry bodies: 24 / 2018: 47
  • Incidents published: 134 / 2018: 136
  • Incidents unpublished: 26 / 2018: 30
 

In addition, IMCA highlights three trends that increased:

  • 16% of incidents reported were near misses or potential incidents; this is up on 9% in 2018.
  • 14% of incidents involved fires on vessels; this is an increase on 2018 (6%) and is an interesting reporting trend;
  • Incidents involving gangways or personnel transfer (7%); this trend is rising as more incidents are reported by the offshore renewables sector.

Additional factors that should be highlighted are that 7% or reported incidents involved use of the phrase “high potential”; though there is not an agreed IMCA definition of this term.

Also, there was a 10% of incidents involving people suffering injuries to hand and fingers, with a 7% involving failure of equipment and a 9% involving seamanship, mooring or small boats.

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