Corporate report

Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations


1. Current investigations

Vessel’s name Accident/incident type Date of incident *Status of investigation
Peggotty Sinking of a motor yacht in the Humber estuary. 19/05/16 Under investigation
Surprise Grounding and subsequent abandonment of the passenger boat in the Scilly Isles. 15/05/16 Under investigation
Uriah Heep Contact of a passenger ferry with Hythe Pier resulting in structural damage to the vessel, minor injuries to its 3 crew and the evacuation of 20 passengers. 13/05/16 Under investigation
Johanna C Fatality of the chief officer on board a UK registered cargo vessel in Songklha, Thailand. 11/05/16 Under investigation
Harvester Loss of UK fishing vessel off Abereiddy, Wales, resulting in loss of life. 28/04/16 Under investigation
Apollo Loss of a crewman overboard from a fishing vessel off the north-west coast of Orkney, Scotland. 18/04/16 Under investigation
Fredwood Flooding and subsequent sinking of fishing vessel while berthed alongside in Maryport, England. 06/04/16 Under investigation
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 Under investigation
CV21 Fatal accident to crew member washed overboard from yacht in the Pacific Ocean. 01/04/16 Under investigation
Saint Christophe 1 Grounding, capsize and subsequent flooding of a 22m fishing vessel moored alongside in the port of Dartmouth. 09/03/16 Under investigation
Toby Wallace Man overboard from an Atlantic rowing boat, 815nm west of Cape Verde. 14/02/16 Under investigation
Majestic Flooding and foundering of a 16m creel boat off Yell, Shetland. The vessel’s 2 crew abandoned to a liferaft and were uninjured. 21/01/16 Under investigation
Svitzer Moira Death of a crew member during mooring operations in Portbury Dock, Bristol. 29/12/15 Under investigation
Primula Seaways/City of Rotterdam Collision between a ro-ro cargo vessel and a car carrier in the approaches to the River Humber. 03/12/15 Under investigation
Annie T Fatal man overboard from fishing vessel off the coast of Barra, Scotland. 04/10/15 Under investigation
CV21 Fatal accident involving watch leader on round-the-world yacht. 05/09/15 Under investigation
Daroja/Erin Wood Collision between a Cypriot general cargo ship and a St Kitts and Nevis registered bunker tanker off Peterhead. Erin Wood, the bunker tanker, was damaged and towed to Peterhead. 29/08/15 Under investigation
St Apollo Grounding and capsize of a scallop dredger in Inninmore Bay, Sound of Mull. The vessels five crew abandoned into a liferaft. 24/08/15 Consultation stage
Arco Avon Engine room fire on board a dredger off the coast of Great Yarmouth with the loss of one life. 18/08/15 Under investigation
Aquarius Loss of a crewman overboard from fishing vessel off the coast of Aberdeen. 17/08/15 Under investigation
JMT Loss of the 10m scallop dredger approximately 3.8nm south-west of Rame Head, Cornwall. The vessel had 2 crew; 1 has been recovered deceased, the other remains missing. 09/07/15 Consultation stage
Enterprise Fatal man overboard accident to skipper of a fishing vessel in the North Sea. 09/07/15 Consultation stage
Hamburg Grounding of a cruise ship in the Sound of Mull. 11/05/15 Consultation stage
Carol Anne Death of a crewman following the collapse of a crane on board 16.5m work boat in the Isle of Mull. 30/04/15 Consultation stage
Karen 19m fishing vessel, with 4 crew, dragged astern by submarine in the Irish Sea. 15/04/15 Under investigation
Zarga Parting of mooring line while the Marshall Islands registered liquefied natural gas tanker was berthing at Milford Haven, Wales. Injuries sustained by 1 crew member. 02/03/15 Under investigation. Note: Safety Bulletin 1/2016 published on 11 February 2016, Safety Bulletin 1/2015 published on 8 July 2015

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
Suntis 3 fatalities on board German registered cargo vessel while alongside at Goole. 26/05/14 Germany. Incident covered in MAIB Safety Bulletin 3/2014 published on 14 August 2014