Corporate report

Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations


1. Current investigations

Vessel’s name Accident/incident type Date of incident *Status of 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. 3/12/15 Under investigation
Pacific Dawn Fatal accident in a swimming pool while on passage in the Coral Sea. 9/11/15 Preliminary assessment
Annie T Fatal man overboard from fishing vessel off the coast of Barra, Scotland. 4/10/15 Under investigation
Karinya Fire on board a fishing vessel approximately 20 nautical miles north of Fraserburgh. The five crew abandoned to a liferaft and were later rescued. The fishing vessel subsequently sank. 4/10/15 Consultation stage
CV21 Fatal accident involving watch leader on round-the-world yacht. 5/09/15 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 Under investigation
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
Oldenburg Fatal accident involving a shore worker trapped between the jetty and the side of a passenger vessel alongside at Ilfracombe. 3/08/15 Consultation stage
Silver Dee and Good Intent Collision between UK registered fishing vessels 13nm south of Ardglass, Northern Ireland resulting in the foundering of one vessel. There were no injuries. 29/07/15 Consultation stage
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. 9/07/15 Under investigation
Enterprise Fatal man overboard accident to skipper of a fishing vessel in the North Sea. 9/07/15 Under 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 Consultation stage
Vector V40R powerboat Contact with navigation buoy, entrance to River Hamble, Southampton Water. 13/05/15 Consultation stage
Hamburg Grounding of a cruise ship in the Sound of Mull. 11/05/15 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
Karen 19m fishing vessel, with 4 crew, dragged astern by submarine in the Irish Sea. 15/04/15 Under investigation
Asterix Capsize of a tug while assisting the unberthing of a chemical tanker at Fawley, Southampton, UK. 30/03/15 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 Under investigation. Note: Safety Bulletin 1/2015 published on 8 July 2015
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 Consultation stage
Cemfjord Foundering of the Cyprus registered cement carrier east of the Pentland Firth with all 8 crew missing. 02/01/15 Consultation stage
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 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
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