Research and analysis

Safety lessons: providing relevant training for ship operations

A safety message to the shipping industry highlighting that full and relevant training is needed when any form of Inter-Departmental Flexibility is operated.

Document

MAIB safety flyer issued October 2006

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Details

This summary concerns a serious injury to a crew member on the lighter aboard ship (LASH) Spruce. The injury, sustained as a result of a fall into an empty barge hold, occurred because the crew member was insufficiently trained for the operation he was tasked to assist with. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 18 October 2006