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1. Current investigations
|Vessel’s name (IMO/PLN)||Accident/incident type||Date of incident||*Status of investigation|
|Emma Louise||Double fatality on board a motor cruiser berthed at Hamble, England.||12/01/22||Preliminary assessment|
|Scot Carrier (9841782) / Karin Høj (8685844)||Collision between the UK registered general cargo vessel Scot Carrier and the Danish registered construction vessel Karin Høj off the coast of southern Sweden, resulting in 2 fatalities.||13/12/21||Under investigation|
|Not applicable||Multiple fatalities during a stand-up paddleboard activity on the River Cleddau, near Haverfordwest, Wales.||30/10/21||Under investigation|
|Chem Alya (9486166)||Grounding of a Liberian registered chemical/products tanker in the Needles Channel, west of the Isle of Wight, England.||25/10/21||Under investigation|
|Goodway (FR23)||Capsize of single-handed creel boat with the loss overboard and presumed death of the one crew member near Cairnbulg in north east Scotland.||16/10/21||Under investigation|
|Thorco Angela (9359935)||Poisoning of a shore worker due to inhalation of phosphine gas being used as a cargo fumigant on board a Marshall Islands registered general cargo vessel in Liverpool.||11/10/21||Under investigation|
|Finnmaster (9132014)||Auxiliary engine room fire on board a Finland registered ro-ro cargo ship while departing Hull, England.||19/09/21||Under investigation|
|Teal Bay (9343637)||Fatal injury to a crewman during mooring deck operations on board an Isle of Man registered bulk carrier in the Kavkaz anchorage, Russia.||30/08/21||Under investigation on behalf of the Isle of Man Ship Registry|
|Harriet J (AH180)||Fatal man overboard from a UK registered fishing vessel near the port of St Abbs, south-east Scotland.||28/08/21||Under investigation|
|Mona Manx (9801706)||Fatal injury to a crewman during mooring operations on board an Isle of Man registered bulk carrier while berthing at Las Ventanas, Chile.||26/08/21||Under investigation on behalf of the Isle of Man Ship Registry|
|Pioneer (NN200)||Fatal man overboard from a UK registered fishing vessel approximately 4.5nm south of Hastings, England.||29/07/21||Under investigation|
|BBC Marmara (9454228)||Grounding of a Portuguese registered general cargo vessel on Eilean Trodday, north of Skye, Scotland.||25/07/21||Under investigation|
|Clipper Pennant (9372688)||Fatal injury to crew member on a Cyprus registered vessel while loading freight vehicles in the port of Liverpool, England.||20/07/21||Under investigation. Note: a Safety bulletin has been issued.|
|Bella||The flooding and loss of a UK registered survey vessel in Lynmouth Bay, England.||06/07/21||Under investigation|
|Reul A Chuain (OB915)||Man overboard from a UK registered fishing vessel with the loss of 1 life in the Sound of Rhum near Mallaig, Scotland.||24/06/21||Under investigation|
|Angelena (BM271)||Capsize and foundering of a UK registered stern trawler, south east of Exmouth, England. The skipper was rescued from the vessel’s liferaft uninjured.||18/06/21||Under investigation|
|Saint Peter (LH22)||Man overboard from a single-handed UK registered creel boat with the loss of 1 life, near the port of Cove, south of Dunbar, south-east of Scotland.||02/05/21||Under investigation|
|Annie E (9827190)||Serious injury to crew member following the failure of part of the equipment during lifting operations on board a fish farm support workboat near the Island of Muck, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.||03/04/21||Under investigation|
|RRS Sir David Attenborough (9798222)||Injuries to crewmembers inside a lifeboat that rolled onto its side then fell overboard during a launching drill on a research vessel in Loch Buie, Scotland.||05/03/21||Under investigation|
|Copious (LK985)||Fatal man overboard from a UK registered trawler, approximately 30nm SSE of Sumburgh Head, Shetland, Scotland.||18/02/21||Under investigation|
|Cornishman (PZ 512)||Fatal accident on board a UK registered fishing vessel, 55nm SSW of the Isles of Scilly.||06/02/21||Under investigation|
|Nicola Faith (BS 58)||Loss of UK registered fishing vessel along with its 3 crew members in the area of Rhos-On-Sea, Conwy County, North Wales.||27/01/21||Under investigation|
|Galwad-Y-Mor (BRD116)||Extensive shock damage, including hull penetration and flooding, to a potting fishing vessel after an external explosion, 19nm north-east of Cromer, Norfolk, England.||15/12/20||Consultation stage. Note: a preliminary assessment report has been published.|
|Joanna C (BM 265)||Capsize and sinking of a UK registered scallop dredger, south of Newhaven, England, with loss of 2 lives.||21/11/20||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Francisca (9113214)||Loss overboard of 33 ISO containers near Duncansby Head, Scotland.||31/10/20||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Waverley (5386954)||Contact by a passenger vessel with the pier on arrival at Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland resulting in passenger injuries and damage to the vessel.||03/09/20||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Seadogz||Fatal injury to a passenger on a RIB following a collision with a navigation buoy in the Solent, England.||22/08/20||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Diamond Emblem 1||Fatal person overboard from a Broads cruiser, River Bure, Great Yarmouth, England.||19/08/20||Consultation stage. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Diamond D (SN100)||Capsize and sinking of a UK registered fishing vessel 20nm north-east of North Shields, England.||16/08/20||Consultation stage. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Rib Tickler/PWC||Fatal injury to a passenger on a RIB following a collision with a Personal Watercraft (PWC) near Menai Bridge, Wales.||08/08/20||Consultation stage. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Moritz Schulte (9220794)||Fatal injury to crewman following an engine room fire on board an Isle of Man registered LPG tanker while alongside in Antwerp, Belgium.||04/08/20||Under investigation on behalf of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Svitzer Mercurius (9695523)||While acting as a stern tug at Southampton container terminal, England, a towline parted causing injuries to crew.||22/12/19||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Resurgam (PZ1001)||Fatality on board a UK registered fishing vessel following the accidental activation of an engine room fire suppression system, at Newlyn, England.||15/11/19||Under investigation (decision to start an investigation was declared on 9/12/2019). Note: a Safety bulletin and interim report have been issued.|
|Wight Sky (9446984)||Catastrophic main engine failure on board a ro-ro passenger ferry while closing on the berth at Lymington, Hampshire, England.||14/12/18||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Wight Sky (9446984)||Catastrophic main engine failure and subsequent fire on board a ro-ro passenger ferry at the entrance to Lymington River, Hampshire, England.||26/08/18||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
2. *Status of investigation
Preliminary assessment - this means further details are being obtained to establish whether or not further investigation is warranted.
Under investigation - this means an investigation is being carried out, which will lead to a published report.
Consultation stage - when an investigation is largely complete a draft copy of the report is sent to interested parties for comment.
Go to the MAIB finder to search for published reports and bulletins.
3. Investigations led by other countries
Investigations into accidents involving foreign flagged vessels that have occurred in UK waters and that, by agreement, are being led by other administrations.
|Vessel’s name (IMO/PLN)||Accident/incident type||Date of incident||Lead State|
|Valaris DS4 (9459943)||Mooring failure of a drill ship at Hunterston.||2/02/21||Republic of the Marshall Islands have issued Marine Safety Advisory No.14-21.|
|Geo Searcher (8028498)||Grounding, flooding and foundering near Gough Island in the South Atlantic. (Gough Island is part of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and a British Overseas Territory.)||15/10/20||Belize|
Investigations into accidents involving UK registered vessels and/or UK citizens that, by agreement, are being led by other administrations.
|Vessel’s name (IMO/PLN)||Accident/incident type||Date of incident||Lead State|
|Zephyr Lumos (9864227)||Collision between the UK registered container ship and the Maltese registered bulk carrier, Galapagos, in the Straits of Malacca.||10/07/21||Malaysia|
|Johanna C (9430131)||Loss of power and subsequent grounding of a general cargo vessel when departing Tampa, Florida, USA.||14/02/21||USA (United States Coast Guard)|
|Viking Sky (9650420)||Loss of propulsion in heavy weather.||23/03/19||Norway. Note: an interim report has been issued by AIBN|