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IMCA Safety Flash 02/24

IMCA Safety Flash 02/24

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Day signal mast broke off and fell to deck

 

What happened?

On a offshore field support vessel waiting on poor weather and experiencing high winds, the day signal mast on the roof of the wheelhouse broke off and part of it weighing 35kg, fell 16m to the main deck.

Person injured going down ladder

 

What happened?

A person was descending the fixed ladder of a carousel manhole. He lost his footing on the last three rungs, approximately 87 cm from the flooring. Falling backward, his helmet came off, and his head struck the edge of a steel structure and he was injured. Immediate medical attention was provided on board by the ship’s medic. A follow-up medical assessment was subsequently organized ashore, where he received stitches.

 

LTI – forklift knocked spooler bar onto person’s leg

What happened

While helping with spooling operations at a third-party yard, a person was injured in the lower leg, when a forklift truck struck the edge of a spooler bar causing it to roll onto his legs, resulting in soft tissue damage. The injured person was working on a spooling winch, with the spooler bar positioned behind him, resting on wooden chocks. The forklift truck reversed from the rear of the spooling winch and struck the edge of the spooler bar, resulting in it rolling from the wooden chocks onto the persons’ leg. He was unable to work for four days.

 

MSF: LTI – Engineer scalded

What happened

The MSF published Safety Alert 23-14 in which an engineer received severe scalding injuries when working in the engine room. The incident occurred during operations on a platform supply vessel (PSV). The engine alarm system was activated due to low level in the high temperature cooling water circuit on one diesel generator. The engineer examined the generator and identified a leak from one of the rubber compensators. He installed a new compensator and began filling the system with water.

 

MAIB: Deep fat fryer fire

What happened

Catering crew had a lucky escape after switching on the galley equipment electrical isolators to start preparing for lunch. The supply breaker to the deep fat fryers tripped while the equipment was heating up and the engineers were called to reset it.