MAIB safety studies and reviews

This series brings together reviews and detailed safety studies published to highlight specific maritime safety concerns.

These documents are a means by which the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents may publish reports to highlight:

  • specific safety issues
  • safety trends
  • any other issue which should be brought to the attention of the marine community and the public


  1. How lifejackets are used in commercial fishing

Safety studies

  1. Fishing vessel safety study
  2. Bridge watchkeeping safety study
  3. Timber deck cargo safety study
  4. Fishing vessel accident trends
  5. Lifeboats and launching systems accidents review
Published 16 January 2015