Research and analysis

Safety lessons: dangers of hazardous cargo and enclosed spaces on ships

A safety message to the shipping industry to raise awareness of the dangers of hazardous cargo, enclosed spaces and to improve the safety of crew in such spaces.


MAIB accident flyer issued September 2008

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This summary concerns the death by asphyxiation of 2 crew members on board the general cargo vessel Sava Lake during the transportation of ferrous metal turnings.

The information been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 18 January 2008