IMCA Safety Flash 14/17

The following incidents have no common theme, though as far as possible, broadly similar issues are grouped together. This safety flash includes four incidents relating to lifting and rigging equipment, chains and towing equipment; an incident relating to the failure of a large casting and the discovery of a huge leak in the fresh water system on a vessel.

1 Near Misses During Diving Operations

2 Near Miss: Broken Chain on Self Propelled Hyperbaric Life Boat (SPHL) Recovery Rigging

3 Both Anchors Lost Due to Chain Fouling

4 Engine Room Emergency Hatch Damage

5 Failure of Casting: Foundation Brackets for Steering Gear

6 Huge Leak Discovered in Fresh Water System

Read the Safety Flash: IMCASF-14-17