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Manhattan Bridge safety bulletin published

Safety warning issued following a fatal auxiliary boiler explosion on container ship Manhattan Bridge at Felixstowe container terminal.

Manhattan Bridge (photo: Ron van de Velde)
Manhattan Bridge (photo: Ron van de Velde)

The MAIB has today issued a safety bulletin to highlight urgent safety lessons that have arisen following the auxiliary boiler explosion on board the container ship Manhattan Bridge at Felixstowe container terminal, England resulting in one fatality and one serious injury on 19 January 2017.

The bulletin contains details on the background and events leading up to the accident, initial findings, the safety issue and safety lessons, read more.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is assisting the Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) in carrying out an investigation and the JTSB will publish a full report in due course.

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Published 30 June 2017