Corporate report

Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations


1. Current investigations

Vessel’s name Accident/incident type Date of incident *Status of investigation
MV Sunmi 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. 20/09/16 Preliminary Assessment
Pauline Mary (WY 845) Fatal man overboard from a UK registered 8.2m fishing boat, east of Hartlepool, England. 02/09/16 Under investigation
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 Under investigation
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 Under investigation
Osprey/Osprey II Collision between two passenger excursion RIBs in the Firth of Forth resulting in serious injuries to 1 passenger. 19/07/16 Under investigation
Royal Iris Flooding on board the passenger ferry off Eastham Locks, River Mersey. The vessel was damaged and its passengers were transferred to a nearby dredger. There were no injuries. 10/07/16 Under investigation
King Challenger Man overboard from a UK registered fishing vessel south-west of Scalloway, Shetland, Scotland resulting in 1 fatality. 23/06/16 Under investigation
Our Sarah Jane Man overboard from a 10m fishing vessel in the English Channel. 09/06/16 Consultation stage
Love for Lydia CO poisoning resulting in 2 fatalities in Wroxham, Norfolk. 09/06/16 Under investigation. Note: Safety Bulletin 2/2016 published on 9 August 2016
Peggotty/Petunia Seaways Collision between a Danish registered ro-ro cargo vessel and a pleasure craft in the approaches to the River Humber. Peggotty, the pleasure craft, subsequently foundered. 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 Songkhla, Thailand. 11/05/16 Under investigation
Harvester Loss of UK fishing vessel off Abereiddy, Wales, resulting in loss of life. 28/04/16 Consultation stage
Apollo Loss of a crewman overboard from a fishing vessel off the north-west coast of Orkney, Scotland. 18/04/16 Consultation stage
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 Consultation stage
Toby Wallace Man overboard from an Atlantic rowing boat, 815nm west of Cape Verde. 14/02/16 Consultation stage
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 Consultation stage
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 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 1/2016 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
No relevant investigations at this time