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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

IMCA Safety Flashes 29, 30, 02

In this selection of safety alerts we have;

- Important Safety Notice to Users of Certain Crosby Shackle Products
- Failed Shackle on Vessel Life Raft
- Uncontrolled Movement of Retractable Gangway
- Enclosed Space - crew fainting in Water Ballast Tank
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Interim report on Stolt Groenland explosion points to cargo issue

The initial findings of the interim report by the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) on the explosion and fire on board the chemical tanker Stolt Groenland on 28 September 2019, suggests that the exothermic heat, generated by the polymerisation of a styrene monomer cargo, may have been the cause.
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Lithium batteries, hybrid systems and the dangers of exothermic fires

The rise of electric and hybrid energy propulsion systems necessitates improved guidelines on gas detection and better fire suppression techniques for lithium batteries.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

SOx scrubber overboard pipe failure

Scrubbers are a relevant compliance option for many ships to meet the IMO Global Sulphur Cap 2020. DNV GL has for many years worked with owners and operators on scrubber installation and operation. This casualty information focuses on the importance of selecting the correct design and appropriate materials for the scrubber overboard spool piece, the need for good workmanship as well as the need for regular inspections in order to avoid similar incidents occurring.
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Posted: Oct 31, 2019

IMCA Safety Flash 25/19

This safety circular highlights the dangers of battery packs and correct maintenance of acetylene hoses. Remember the hoses must be fitted with approved connections.
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