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Safety Bulletin 3/2018 published

Urgent safety lesson issued after keel failure led to the yacht Tyger of London capsizing off Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Composite image showing the yacht, the capsize and the keel

The MAIB has today issued a safety bulletin following the failure of a shallow draught, lead keel fitted to a commercial yacht on 7 December 2017.

The bulletin contains details on the background of the incident, the initial findings, yachts fitted with similar keels and a safety lesson, read more.

A full report will be published when the investigation is complete.

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Published 1 August 2018