UK MAIB issued an investigation report on a man overboard incident from the single-handed creel boat May C with loss of one life off Scotland in July 2019. The investigation stresses that the chances of survival for the skipper would have been significantly increased, had he been wearing his PFD and carrying his PLB.
The UK MAIB launched a new investigation report concerning the container feeder vessel Thea II that after an engine failure it had to anchor, but dragged its anchor towards the Binks Shoal. Both vessels grounded.
The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the loss of containers from the ship Ever Smart in October 2017. The investigation highlighted a combination of factors resulted in a loss of integrity for the whole deck cargo bay; in particular, the containers were not stowed in accordance with the cargo securing manual and container lashings might not have been secured correctly.
The UK MAIB recently published an investigation report focusing on a near miss between ro-ro ferry Stena Superfast VII and Royal Navy submarine.
UK MAIB issued its report on a 15 May 2019 accident. Then, a third officer onboard the “Seatruck Progress” ro-ro freight ferry was fatally injured after being struck by a semi-trailer, while standing on the stern ramp.
UK MAIB published its report on a 28 February 2019 incident. Then, the master of Cherry Sand was crushed between the dredger and the jetty after he fell while attempting to step ashore to assist berthing the vessel in Rosyth, Scotland.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB analyzes a vessel flooding and sinking caused likely by the catastrophic failure of the engine cooling water system hose or a hull fitting. MAIB stressed that the crew were saved thanks to wearing their auto-inflating lifejackets that kept them afloat.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes a case of fire on a vehicle on the car deck of a Ro-Ro vessel, resulting from an electrical short-circuit. The investigation highlighted that the crew’s quick and efficient reaction brought the situation under control and there were no injuries.
In the 2020’s Safety Digest, the UK MAIB refers to a container vessel that listed heavily to starboard, when the chief engineer decided to pump more water into the starboard ballast tanks to level up tank volumes, commenting that ballast operations should be planned to avoid any accident.
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