Corporate report

Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

Updated 19 May 2015

1. Current investigations

Vessel’s name Accident/incident type Date of incident *Status of investigation
Kairos Foundering of a UK registered fishing vessel approximately 75 miles west of the Scilly Isles. All five crew abandoned to a liferaft and then transferred to another vessel. 18/05/15 Under investigation
Hamburg Suspected grounding of a cruise ship off Tobermory, Isle of Mull. 11/05/15 Under investigation
Fletcher Speedboat Capsize of a speedboat just outside Brixham harbour resulting in the loss of one life. 02/05/15 Under investigation
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 Under investigation
Asterix Capsize of a tug while assisting the unberthing of a chemical tanker at Fawley, Southampton, UK. 30/03/15 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
Lysblink Seaways Grounding of the general cargo vessel near Ardnamurchan Point, Scotland. 18/02/15 Under investigation
Ever Smart/Alexandra Collision between the UK registered container ship and the Marshall Island registered oil tanker off Jebel Ali, UAE. Both vessels were damaged. 11/02/15 Under investigation
Beryl Fatal man overboard from the UK registered stern trawler while 20nm west of Shetland. 10/02/15 Under investigation
GPS Battler Death of a joining crewman who fell into the water from the quayside in Marin, Spain. 06/01/15 Consultation stage
Hoegh Osaka Grounding of Singapore registered vehicle carrier after listing while departing the port of Southampton, UK. All crew were successfully evacuated from the vessel. 03/01/15 Under investigation
Cemfjord Foundering of the Cyprus registered cement carrier east of the Pentland Firth with all 8 crew missing. 02/01/15 Under investigation
Margriet/Orakai Collision between UK registered fishing vessel Margriet (LT36) and Gibraltar registered chemical tanker Orakai in the North Sea. Both vessels were damaged resulting in some pollution (FV fuel oil). Margriet was escorted to Ijmuiden (NL) by the NL coastguard; Orakai resumed its passage to Portbury Docks. There were no injuries. 21/12/14 Consultation stage
Vectis Eagle Grounding of the UK registered cargo ship in Gijon, Spain. The vessel sustained serious hull damage and was dry-docked for repair. 30/11/14 Consultation stage
Dover Seaways Heavy contact between ro-ro passenger vessel and the harbour wall. 09/11/14 Under investigation
Ocean Way Loss of the 17m fishing vessel approximately 100 miles east of the Farne Islands. The vessel had 5 crew, 1 has been recovered deceased, 2 have been rescued and 2 remain missing. 02/11/14 Under investigation
Pride of Canterbury Engine room fire on board a UK registered ro-ro passenger ferry while the vessel was entering Calais. 29/09/14 Under investigation
GPS Battler Death of the master of a tug following the capsize of a dinghy off Almeria, Spain. 13/08/14 Consultation stage
Sapphire Princess Death of a passenger in a swimming pool on board a UK registered passenger ship while on passage in the East China Sea. 07/08/14 Under investigation
Stella Maris Loss of the under 10m trawler while recovering its nets approximately 12nm east of Sunderland. Both crew members were later rescued from their liferaft without injury. 28/07/14 Under investigation
St Helen A mezzanine car deck on a ro-ro ferry sustained a failure resulting in the deck falling several feet and causing some minor injuries while the vessel was unloading in Fishbourne, Isle of Wight. 18/07/14 Under investigation
Millennium Time/Redoubt Collision between passenger vessel and tug on the River Thames in London resulting in a number of minor injuries and damage to both vessels. 16/07/14 Consultation stage
Barfleur/Bramble Bush Bay Contact between the French registered ro-ro passenger ferry Barfleur and the chains of the chain ferry Bramble Bush Bay in Poole Harbour. 16/07/14 Consultation stage
Commodore Clipper Grounding of the Bahamas-flagged ro-ro ferry in the waters off Guernsey resulting in extensive hull damage. 14/07/14 Under investigation
Norjan Fall from height of the chief officer, while loading cargo onto the deck of the general cargo vessel in Southampton, England. 18/06/14 Under investigation
Dieppe Seaways Fire on board the French registered passenger/ro-ro cargo ferry on its approach to Dover, UK. Injuries sustained to a number of shore-based firefighters and ship’s crew. 01/05/14 Under investigation
Ronan Orla (CO10) Fatal accident on board the 9.98m fishing vessel off the coast of Holyhead. 30/03/14 Consultation stage
Sea Breeze Engine room flooding on board the Barbados registered general cargo ship off Lizard Point, Cornwall, which led to the vessel’s master and crew abandoning into an RNLI lifeboat. 09/03/14 Consultation stage

2. *Status of investigation

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