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1. Current investigations
|Vessel’s name (IMO/PLN)||Accident/incident type||Date of incident||*Status of 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||Preliminary assessment|
|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 three crew members in the area of Rhos-On-Sea, Conwy County, North Wales.||27/01/21||Under investigation. Note: a Notification of Direction to Prohibit Access for a sunken vessel of interest has been issued.|
|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||Under investigation. Note: a preliminary assessment report has been published.|
|Joanna C (BM265)||Capsize and sinking of UK registered scallop dredger, south of Newhaven, England, with the loss of one life and one crewman missing.||21/11/20||Under investigation. Note: a Notification of Direction to Prohibit Access has been issued.|
|Talis (9015424) /Achieve (HL 257)||Collision between Panamanian cargo vessel Talis and UK registered fishing vessel Achieve off Tynemouth, England resulting in the subsequent sinking of the fishing vessel.||08/11/20||Under investigation|
|Francisca (9113214)||Loss overboard of 33 ISO containers near Duncansby Head, Scotland.||31/10/20||Under investigation|
|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|
|Seadogz||Fatal injury to a passenger on a RIB following a collision with a navigation marker in the Solent, England.||22/08/20||Under investigation|
|Diamond Emblem||Fatal person overboard from a Broads cruiser, River Bure, Great Yarmouth, England.||19/08/20||Under investigation|
|Diamond D (SN100)||Capsize and sinking of a UK registered fishing vessel 20nm north-east of North Shields, England.||16/08/20||Under investigation|
|Jetski/Rib Tickler||Fatal injury to a passenger on a RIB following a collision with a jetski near Menai Bridge, Wales.||08/08/20||Under investigation|
|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.||04/8/20||Under investigation on behalf of the Isle of Man Ship Registry|
|Cimbris (9281786)||Fatal injury to a stevedore during cargo operations on a Gibraltar registered general cargo vessel in Antwerp, Belgium.||15/07/20||Under investigation on behalf of the maritime authority of Gibraltar|
|Arrow (9119414)||Grounding of an Isle of Man registered ro-ro freight vessel while entering Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland, in restricted visibility.||25/06/20||Under investigation|
|Globetrotter||Foundering and subsequent loss of a leisure fishing vessel near Fleetwood, England resulting in one fatality.||31/05/20||Under investigation|
|Norma G||Capsize of a leisure cabin cruiser in the Camel Estuary, Cornwall, England, resulting in one fatality.||25/05/20||Under investigation|
|Shearwater (6822216) and Agem One||Loss of propulsion, hull damage and flooding of the dredger Shearwater while towing the barge Agem One near Cape Wrath, Scotland.||09/04/20||Under investigation|
|Key Bora (9316024)||Grounding and flooding of a Gibraltar registered chemical/products tanker in Kyleakin, Scotland.||28/03/20||Under investigation. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Kaami (9063885)||Grounding of a Bahamas registered general cargo vessel while transiting the Little Minch, Scotland.||23/03/20||Under investigation|
|Beinn Na Caillich||Fatal accident to crewman while disembarking a 21m workboat at Ardintoul Fish Farm, Loch Alsh on the west coast of Scotland.||18/02/20||Under investigation|
|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.|
|Diversion||Carbon Monoxide poisoning on board a motor cruiser in York, England, resulting in two fatalities.||04/12/19||Under Investigation. Note: investigation started after notification of the accident was received on 02/06/20. Note: Safety bulletin 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.|
|Stolt Groenland (9414072)||Explosion on a Cayman Islands registered chemical tanker berthed at the port of Ulsan in the Republic of Korea.||28/09/19||Under investigation on behalf of the maritime authority of the Cayman Islands. Note: interim report has been issued.|
|Olivia Jean (TN35)||Fatal injury to crewman on board a UK registered fishing vessel off the east coast of Scotland.||28/06/19||Under investigation. Note: interim report has 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|
|Pride of Hull (9208629)||Engine room fire resulting in disablement of the vessel.||20/10/20||Bahamas Maritime Authority|
|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 flagged 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|
|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|