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Lessons learned from seafarer caught in line of fire during mooring

IMCA informed of an incident where a seafarer was caught in the line of fire and temporarily trapped by a mooring line, but fortunately escaped without sustaining any serious injury. The design of the sea buoy allowed the floating hawser and messenger to become fouled when floating free.

Pallet broke during lifting operations

During lifting operations part of a pallet broke causing the load to invert and drop onto the ROV hydraulic power unit equipment on deck and then onto the deck itself. Fortunately, personnel was unharmed and there was no damage to the equipment. The pallet load consisted of two drums containing lifting master links and was lifted onboard from the quay using basket slung arrangements.

Lessons learned from pilot ladder fail

As two pilots were disembarking from a condensate tanker, the pilot ladder failed. Both pilots were unharmed, but the failure of the side rope created a dangerous situation. According to IMCA, The pilot ladder side rope had been weakened due to mould.

Electrician receives electric shock after touching bare cable

As IMCA informs, an electrician received an electric shock while running a new cable through an existing cable tray. Namely, his hand touched the bare end of live cable which was in the cable tray and was shocked. The wire end of the cable was not covered, as it was cut flush with cable jacket and was labelled ‘spare’.

Inappropriate risk assessment leads to serious injury from rotating winch

IMCA informs of a serious injury that was caused by a rotating winch. Namely, a person was responsible of spooling a wire onto the main crane forward tugger. He positioned himself in a restricted space, with his foot placed on the winch. When he decide to leave, the winch hit his foot amputating five toes.

IMCA announces anti-bribery e-learning module

IMCA announced the upcoming launch of a ‘Doing Business Without Bribery’ e-learning module. This tool aims to train, explain, and encourage anti-bribery and corruption best practice. The tool will help operatos with more limited in-house compliance training capabilities.

Fire broke out on board vessel due to overloading of multiplug

An incident on board a vessel which almost escalated into a serious accommodation fire. A crew member plugged his mobile phone into an extension cable to charge. In addition, plugged into the extension cable was a fan heater. Shortly afterwards the ship’s fire detection system indicated alarms in near cabins.

Proper maintenance crucial for emergency exit hatches

In a recent IMCA report, the association informs of an incident when the port side emergency exit to deck from the steering gear room failed to open during an inspection, due to inappropriate locking arrangements and inadequate maintenance.

Main engine reduced to idle speed after control module failure

IMCA informed of an offshore support vessel that was underway and received the error message , after a sudden drop of starboard main engine RPM was observed. The root cause was assumed to be extremely unfavourable conditions in the engine room.

Unplanned deployment of free fall lifeboat alongside vessel

As IMCA informed, there was an unplanned deployment of a free fall lifeboat on a vessel alongside, which no one noticed. There were no witnesses to the incident, but a crew member noticed the boat in the water and investigation began. The only possible explanation is that the master link was not properly placed on the release hook.


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