UK MAIB recently published its investigation report, focusing on a roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) passenger vessel which rolled heavily due to very rough seas and winding conditions. Namely, ferry’s cargo sifted and caused damage to the vehicles onboard.
In fact, the UK MAIB recently issued its investigation report for the accident on the then UK-flagged container ship CMA CGM G. Washington while it was experiencing very heavy seas in the North Pacific Ocean during its passage from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, USA.
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In its latest investigation report UK MAIB focuses on a fatal incident concerning a skipper onboard a UK-registered fishing vessel ‘Artemis’ who fell head-first through an access hatch between the vessel’s wheelhouse and its mess deck 2.1m below, resulting to severe head injuries and died. The report notes that a significant factor of the accident was that the skipper was under the influence of alcohol.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focuses on an incident on a commercially operated RIB taking passengers on a 2-hour sightseeing trip. When the skipper was performing a series of ‘S’ turns to familiarize the passengers with the motion of the RIB, one of them lost balance and fell overboard and into the water.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focuses on an incident on a yacht which was into a 10-day ocean passage when it encountered a sudden increase in wind strength during hours of darkness. As the sea conditions deteriorated rapidly, the crew began reefing the main sail in order to reduce the yacht’s sail area; head sails needed to be lowered as well. After the main sail had been reefed, one of the crew was sent below to get extra help from the off-watch crew. The crew member started helping in the cockpit with preparations for lowering the headsails, while she had not yet been clipped on her tether to one of the yacht’s jackstays.
The UK MAIB issued an interim report concerning an explosion and fire on board the chemical tanker Stolt Groenland which occurred that day in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, looking for the factors that caused the explosion.
UK MAIB in its latest Safety Digest discusses a fire onboard a fishing trawler which took place in the engine room, highlighting the importance of regular fire drills, so that the crew is always ready to deal with unexpected situations.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB focuses on an incident where a crewmember on a fishing trawler had their hand stuck on the flaking machine’s rack and pinion arrangement; While the other deckhand tried to help, they panicked causing a more serious injury to the crewmember.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB reports a narrowboat incident. Namely, as the boat entered a lock, suddenly water began flooding into the boat at the stern. Due to the incident on person lost his life.
The UK MAIB published its latest investigation report, focusing on a chief engineer’s fatal accident onboard the tug “Millgarth”. Specifically, the chief engineer fell into the River Mersey from the north oil stage at the Tranmere Oil Terminal at Birkenhead, England, in January 2019.
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