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Piedras report and safety flyer published

Flooding and sinking of a fishing vessel south-west of Mizen Head, Ireland.

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Research: Does your fishing vessel have an effective flood action plan?

Safety lessons to the fishing industry about the importance of immediate action following the activation of water ingress alarms.

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Flooding, capsize and sinking of stern trawler Piedras

Location: approximately 78 nautical miles south-west of Mizen Head, Ireland.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Research: How robust are your propulsion control handover procedures?

A safety message to the shipping industry on the importance of risk mitigation during the handover of propulsion control between stations.

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Kirkella and Shovette report and safety flyer published

Collision between a fishing vessel and a harbour tug at King George Dock, Hull, England.

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Collision between fishing vessel Kirkella and pusher tug Shovette

Location: King George Dock, Hull, England.

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Alfred report published

Grounding of passenger ferry Alfred at Swona Island, Pentland Firth, Scotland.

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Grounding of roll on/roll off passenger ferry Alfred

Location: east coast of Swona Island, Pentland Firth, Scotland.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Awesome report and safety flyer published

Two fatalities following the loss of control of a powerboat near Little Thatch Island, British Virgin Islands.

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Research: Making use of safety devices on boats

Safety lessons to the recreational craft industry and pleasure boat users on the importance of using a kill cord to save lives and prevent serious injury.

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Loss of control of powerboat Awesome with loss of 2 lives

Location: near Little Thatch Island, British Virgin Islands.

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Vacancy for Principal Inspector of Marine Accidents

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team of accident investigators at MAIB, Southampton.

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MAIB safety digest 1/2024 published

Read our latest collection of lessons learned from marine accidents.

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MAIB safety digest 1/2024 published

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Read our latest collection of lessons learned from marine accidents.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Collision between general cargo vessel Scot Explorer and gas carrier Happy Falcon

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Location: about 12 nautical miles north-west of Thyborøn, Denmark.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Two Inspector of Marine Accidents vacancies

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Two great opportunities for an experienced marine engineer and naval architect to join our Southampton-based team.

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Vacancy for Deputy Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents

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We are seeking a Deputy Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents. This Southampton-based role is an excellent senior leadership opportunity.

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Vacancy for a Business Support Manager

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We are seeking a business support manager. This Southampton-based role is a great opportunity for a self-starter interested in supporting MAIB daily operations.

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Vacancy for an Inspector of Marine Accidents (Nautical)

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We are seeking a marine accidents inspector. This Southampton-based role is a great opportunity for an experienced mariner.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Eder Sands report and safety flyer published

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Fatal fall overboard from a fishing vessel approximately 150 nautical miles west of Ireland.

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Research: Properly risk assess your procedure for shooting fishing nets

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Safety lessons to the fishing industry about the dangers of informal routines for net shooting operations and the use of unsuitable lifesaving equipment.

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Fall overboard from fishing vessel Eder Sands with loss of 1 life

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Location: approximately 150 nautical miles west of Ireland.

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Safety bulletin 1/2024 published

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Warning to owners and operators of beam and scallop trawlers following a chain failure on scallop dredger Honeybourne III resulting in loss of life.

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Safety warning issued following a chain failure on scallop dredger Honeybourne III with loss of 1 life

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This bulletin urges owners and operators of beam and scallop trawlers to inspect their vessel’s quick-release arrangements and to make any necessary changes to the equipment or its operation to ensure the safety of crew working on deck.

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Contact with brow of pier by passenger ferry Thames Kestrel

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Location: Gravesend Town Pier, England.

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Capsize and sinking of fishing vessel Crig A Tana

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Location: approximately 6 nautical miles south-east of Lizard Point, Cornwall, England.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Heavy contact between the high speed passenger craft Seadogz and a navigation buoy with loss of 1 life

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Location: Southampton Water, England.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Seadogz report published

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Loss of life when a high-speed passenger craft made heavy contact with a navigation buoy in Southampton Water, England.

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Corporate report: Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

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Marine accidents and incidents under investigation by MAIB, giving name of vessel, date, description and status of investigation.

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Resurgam report and safety flyer published

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Loss of life when a fire-extinguishing system inadvertently activated on board a beam trawler in Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall, England.

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Research: Do you know where your fishing vessel's enclosed spaces are?

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A safety message to the fishing industry about the dynamic nature of enclosed spaces and the hazards of exposure to fixed firefighting system media.

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Accidental discharge of condensed aerosol fire extinguishing system on beam trawler Resurgam with loss of 1 life

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Location: Alongside North Pier at Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall, England.

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