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Second safety bulletin published for Zarga investigation

Mooring line failure on board LNG carrier Zarga alongside at South Hook terminal, Milford Haven resulting in serious injury to deck officer.

LNG carrier Zarga at sea
LNG carrier Zarga, photograph courtesy of Fotoflite.com

Today the MAIB has published a second safety bulletin as a result of the investigation into the mooring line failure on board Liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Zarga while alongside at South Hook LNG terminal, Milford Haven resulting in serious injuries to a deck officer on 2 March 2015.

The safety bulletin contains safety lessons for the marine industry regarding close-fitting jacketed synthetic fibre ropes with low twist constructions being more prone to failure under normal operating conditions than other mooring rope constructions.

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Published 11 February 2016