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1. Current investigations
|Vessel’s name||Accident/incident type||Date of incident||*Status of investigation|
|Red Eagle/Eddystone||Unintentional releases of the fire suppressant system’s CO2 gas into the CO2 room on the ro-ro passenger vessel Red Eagle in July 2017 and ro-ro cargo vessel Eddystone in 2016.||17/07/17 and 08/6/16||Under investigation|
|Huayang Endeavour/Seafrontier||Collision between a bulk carrier and a tanker in the Dover traffic separation scheme. Both vessels are Hong Kong registered.||01/07/17||Under investigation|
|Ocean Prefect||Grounding of the UK registered bulk carrier while entering the port Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates.||10/06/17||Under investigation|
|CMA CGM Centaurus||The UK registered container ship contacted the quay while berthing at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. Damage was sustained to the ship, the quay and two shore cranes.||04/05/17||Under investigation|
|Ocean Way (LK207)||Flooding and sinking of a fishing vessel approximately 22nm north east of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. All five crew were rescued from the sea.||03/03/17||Under investigation|
|Nortrader||Explosion in the hold of a general cargo vessel carrying incinerator bottom ash while at anchor off Plymouth. 1 crew member was seriously injured.||13/01/17||Under investigation|
|Graig Rotterdam||Fatal accident to crew member of UK registered bulk carrier while discharging cargo at anchor off Alexandria, Egypt.||18/12/16||Under investigation|
|Typhoon Clipper/Alison||Collision between a passenger vessel and a workboat off Tower Pier, River Thames, London. The workboat sank and 2 people were recovered uninjured from the water.||5/12/16||Under investigation|
|Muros||Grounding of the Spanish registered cargo vessel on Haisborough Sands off the Norfolk coast, England.||3/12/16||Under investigation|
|Saga Sky/Stema Barge II||Collision between a cargo ship and an anchored barge during heavy weather in the English Channel.||20/11/16||Under investigation|
|Vasquez||Owner of motor cruiser alongside in Cardiff found deceased on board.||12/11/16||Consultation stage|
|MV Sunmi/PV Patrol||Fatality of pilot during transfer.||05/10/16||Under investigation|
|MV Hebrides||Grounding of a ferry and its subsequent heavy contact with a quay in Lochmaddy, North Uist, Scotland. The vessel was damaged but there were no injuries reported.||25/09/16||Consultation stage|
|CMA CGM Vasco De Gama||Grounding of a UK registered ultra-large container vessel in the central Solent, approaching the port of Southampton, England.||22/08/16||Under investigation|
|Transocean Winner||Grounding of a semi-submersible on the west coast of Lewis after it became detached from the tug Alp Forward.||08/08/16||Consultation stage|
|Louisa||Foundering of UK registered fishing vessel while at anchor off the island of Mingulay, Outer Hebrides, resulting in loss of life.||09/04/16||Consultation stage|
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 UK flagged vessels that, by agreement, are being led by other administrations.
|Vessel’s name||Accident/incident type||Date of incident||Lead State|
|Manhattan Bridge||Auxiliary boiler explosion in the engine room of a Japanese registered container vessel while berthing at Felixstowe Container Terminal. 1 crew member died and another was seriously injured.||19/01/17||Japan Transport Safety Board. Note: MAIB has published a safety bulletin in connection to this accident.|