Research and analysis

Safety lessons: improving survival chances when abandoning ship

A safety message to the shipping industry about the importance of ensuring life saving appliances are compatible and fit for purpose.

Documents

MAIB safety flyer issued June 2013

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Details

This summary concerns the loss of 6 lives when abandoning the general cargo ship Swanland in the middle of the night in rough seas.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

A second flyer on the importance of providing sufficient loading guidance and cargo information, was also published.

Published 12 June 2013