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1. Current investigations
|Vessel’s name (IMO/PLN)||Accident/incident type||Date of incident||*Status of investigation|
|Ali Ka (9451226)||Collision of a Malta registered chemical tanker with a berth at Canvey Island in the Thames Estuary resulting in damage to both vessel and berth.||25/10/22||Under investigation|
|Ocean Maid (BA 55)||Grounding and loss of a UK registered fishing vessel on Cairnbulg Point, Aberdeenshire. The crew abandoned to a liferaft and were rescued uninjured.||24/10/22||Under investigation|
|Eder Sands (UL 257)||Man overboard, presumed deceased, from a UK registered fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 220nm south-west of Shannon, Republic of Ireland.||07/10/22||Under investigation|
|Guiding Light (H90) / Guiding Star (H360)||Collision between UK registered pair trawlers, 34nm south east of Fair Isle in the North Sea, resulting in the flooding and sinking of Guiding Star.||06/10/22||Under investigation|
|Awesome||A mechanical failure and the consequential uncontrolled turn of a powerboat which caused the ejection of 10 of the 11 occupants, resulting in multiple injuries and the loss of 2 lives off Totola, British Virgin Islands.||02/10/22||Under investigation on behalf of the government of the British Virgin Islands|
|LimBitless||Person overboard from a keelboat off Cowes, Isle of Wight, with loss of 1 life.||01/10/22||Under investigation|
|Kommandor Orca (9352377)||Serious injury to a deck officer while operating a deck crane during operations on board the UK registered anchor handling tug supply vessel alongside in Portland, England.||16/08/22||Under investigation|
|Alfred (9823467)||Grounding of a UK registered ro-ro passenger ferry on Swona Island, Scotland.||05/07/22||Under investigation|
|Berge Mawson (9738868)||Fatal injuries to three stevedores in a cargo hold on board an Isle of Man registered bulk carrier while loading coal at Bunyu anchorage, Indonesia.||27/06/22||Under investigation on behalf of the Isle of Man Ship Registry|
|Kirkella (9808405) / Shovette (7341518)||Collision between the fishing trawler Kirkella and the moored tug Shovette in King George dock, Hull, resulting in the sinking of the tug.||24/06/22||Under investigation|
|Unnamed||Capsize of a motor vessel on Roadford Lake in Devon, England resulting in 2 fatalities.||08/06/22||Under investigation|
|Piedras (FD 528)||Foundering of a UK registered fishing vessel approximately 77nm SW of Mizen Head, Ireland. The crew were rescued from the vessel’s liferaft uninjured.||01/06/22||Under investigation|
|Njord (SH 90)||Capsize and foundering of a UK registered stern trawler in the North Sea, approximately 100 miles west of Stavanger in Norway, resulting in the death of 1 crew member.||06/03/22||Under investigation|
|Emma Louise||Double fatality on board a motor cruiser berthed at Hamble, England.||12/01/22||Under investigation|
|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|
|Unnamed||The accident involves the presumed sinking of a migrant boat while attempting to cross the English Channel, but the exact circumstances and the number of persons or vessels involved has not been determined. However, evidence indicates that at least 27 migrants either drowned or died of hypothermia in the English Channel.||24/11/21||Under investigation. The MAIB investigation will focus on the emergency response to the accident. Note: interim report (PDF, 233KB) has been issued.|
|Not applicable||Multiple fatalities during a stand-up paddleboard activity on the River Cleddau, near Haverfordwest, Wales.||30/10/21||Consultation stage|
|Finnmaster (9132014)||Auxiliary engine room fire on board a Finland registered ro-ro cargo ship while departing Hull, England.||19/09/21||Under investigation. Note: a Safety bulletin and a interim report (PDF, 401KB) have been issued.|
|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. Note: interim report (PDF, 316KB) has been issued.|
|Mona Manx (9801706)||Fatal injury to a crew member 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. Note: interim report (PDF, 273KB) reissued on 23 November 2022 with corrected vessel image.|
|Pioneer (NN200)||Fatal man overboard from a UK registered fishing vessel approximately 4.5nm south of Hastings, England.||29/07/21||Under investigation. Note: interim report (PDF, 313KB) has been issued.|
|BBC Marmara (9454228)||Grounding of a Portuguese registered general cargo vessel on Eilean Trodday, north of Skye, Scotland.||25/07/21||Under investigation. Note: interim report (PDF, 285KB) has been issued.|
|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 and a interim report (PDF, 249KB) have been issued.|
|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||Consultation stage|
|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. Note: interim report (PDF, 314KB) has been issued.|
|RRS Sir David Attenborough (9798222)||Injuries to crew members inside a lifeboat that rolled onto its side then fell overboard during a launching drill on a research vessel in Loch Buie, Scotland.||04/03/21||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. Note: interim report (PDF, 320KB) has been issued.|
|Cornishman (PZ 512)||Fatal accident on board a UK registered fishing vessel, 55nm SSW of the Isles of Scilly.||06/02/21||Under investigation. Note: interim report (PDF, 529KB) 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 (PDF, 351KB) 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.|
|Moritz Schulte (9220794)||Fatal injury to crew member 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 (PDF, 299KB) has been issued.|
|Svitzer Mercurius (9695523)||While acting as a stern tug at Southampton container terminal, England, a towline parted causing injuries to crew members.||22/12/19||Consultation stage. Note: interim report (PDF, 275KB) 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 09/12/2019). Note: a Safety bulletin and interim report (PDF, 330KB) have 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|
|Ever Grade (9820855)||Fatal injury to a crew member when a mooring line parted in Felixstowe, England, UK.||18/02/22||Panama|
|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|
|Farfalla (9740847)||Fatal injury to a crew member on board a Maltese registered yacht off Antigua.||08/03/22||Malta|
|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|