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Incident Report 2020-05-01T16:26:00+00:00

Fin Heel Straps - Failure and Line Traps

Incident Date


Incident Description

From 1980 it has been noted that slip-on fin heel straps have buckles which occasionally break or snag the line.

Lessons Learned

Inspect buckles to check for wear indicating potential breakage. When diving be aware of any potential line traps caused by fin straps. Consider modifying fins straps to close potential line traps for example taping down the spare strap or using spring heel straps.
Line Management Unknown
Gas Management Unknown
Equipment Management Major
Equipment Failure Unknown
Training Unknown
Medical Unknown
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Unknown
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
Other Factor Unknown