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Lessons learned: Rescue boat davit failure

The Marine Safety Forum published safety alert describing a rescue boat davit failure during the boat’s periodic launch and testing. There were no injuries as a result of the incident, which was attributed to the good practice of lowering the rescue boat unmanned. 

Lessons learned: Injury after fall from height

IMCA shared lessons learned from a serious injury onboard, after a service engineer fell off a radar antenna. The incident highlighted issues related to poor communication, weak safety culture and insufficient job preparation. 

Lessons learned: Mooring line slips off, causes collision

In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA analyzed a mooring line incident which caused collision between a barge and a tugboat. Although, there was no damage as a result, IMCA stressed incorrect mooring technique and pulling angle as a key safety issue. 

Lessons learned: Crew boat listing due to water ingress

In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA presented a case of water ingress which caused a crew boat to list, while in its first voyage after drydocking. IMCA noted there was no post-drydock maintenance inspection or dedicated testing to ensure that everything done in drydock was done properly.

IMCA in favour of hybrid battery systems on board DP vessels

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced that it is promoting ways of reducing carbon emissions in the marine environment as part of its strategic theme of environmental sustainability. As IMCA said, the contribution of battery technologies in cutting carbon emissions is now having a positive effect in the offshore marine construction market.

Crew suffers hand hairline fracture after stopping mooring line

IMCA presents an accident onboard a vessel, when one crewmember suffered a hairline fracture to his hand when trying to stop a mooring line. In general, mooring operations have caused many accidents in the industry; Mooring handling hides many dangers as this duty requires a good technique initially in lifting the heavy eye of the rope, followed by a good pulling technique.

Fire dust blown away during firefighting waterline check

IMCA discusses an accident when a fire dust cap was blown off by pressure from the line and hit the wall 10 metres away. The pressured dust cap although caused a small fraction to the wall, it didn’t injure any of the crewmembers.


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