UK MAIB announced the publication of the second Safety Digest of 2023 featuring a collection of lessons learned from latest marine accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors.
his safety digest draws the attention of the marine community to some of the lessons arising from investigations into recent accidents and incidents. It
contains information that has been determined up to the time of issue.
This information is published to inform the merchant and fishing industries, the recreational craft community and the public of the general circumstances of marine accidents and to draw out the lessons to be learned.
The sole purpose of the safety digest is to prevent similar accidents happening again. The content must necessarily be regarded as tentative and subject to alteration or correction if additional evidence becomes available. The articles do not assign fault or blame nor do they determine liability. The lessons often extend beyond the events of the incidents themselves to ensure the maximum value can be achieved.
Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, Andrew Moll OBE opens this edition by expressing his thanks to Simon Graves, Duncan Murt and Andy Murray for their respective introductions to the merchant, fshing and recreational sections of this edition; their expertise is self-evident, and their industry insights to safety help bring contemporary context to the cautionary tales in the following pages.
Furthermore, in an exclusive interview to SAFETY4SEA, Andrew Moll, Chief Inspector of the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), explained the challenges and priorities of investigating marine accidents and trends that have arisen through the branch’s work.
In my introduction to one of last year’s safety digests I wrote about precautionary thought, and Andy Murray continues that theme with his APEM acronym (appraise, plan, execute and monitor). Good precautionary thought helps avoid that sinking feeling of, I wish I had…before we left; we have all been there.
..Mr. Andrew Moll said.