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Shoreway/Orca: accident investigation report and flyer published

Collision between dredger Shoreway and yacht Orca 7 miles off Felixstowe, England with loss of 1 life on 8 June 2014.

Yacht Orca
Recovery of yacht Orca which sustained catastrophic damage as a result of the collision with the dredger Shoreway

The report into MAIB’s investigation of the collision between dredger Shoreway and yacht Orca, 7 miles off the coast of Felixstowe, England with the loss of 1 life is now published.

The report contains details of what happened, actions taken and recommendations. Read more.

An accident flyer, aimed specifically at the leisure industry, has also been produced for this accident highlighting the importance of maintaining a proper lookout at all times and an awareness of closing speeds between their own and other vessels.

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Published 20 May 2015