Corporate report

Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

Updated 5 May 2017

1. Current investigations

Vessel’s name Accident/incident type Date of incident *Status of 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 Under investigation
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 Under investigation
CMA CGM Simba/Domingue Capsize of the tug Domingue while assisting the CMA CGM Simba departing the port of Tulear, Madagascar, resulting in 2 fatalities. Madagascar is also conducting a safety investigation. 20/09/16 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
Ardent II (INS 127) Fire on board the UK registered fishing vessel while alongside in Peterhead Harbour, Scotland. 16/08/16 Consultation stage
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 Under investigation
Sea Harvester (N822) Serious injury to a crewman on a UK registered fishing vessel 7.3 miles north-west of Ailsa Craig, Scotland. 03/08/16 Consultation stage
Surprise Grounding and subsequent abandonment of the passenger boat in the Scilly Isles. 15/05/16 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
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 Consultation stage. 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
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