Research and analysis

Safety lessons: assessing ship stability for the intended voyage

A safety message to the shipping industry to ensure ships have adequate stability on completion of cargo operations and before sailing.



This summary concerns the listing, flooding and grounding of pure car and truck carrier Hoegh Osaka on the Bramble Bank, The Solent. It also highlights the importatance of entering accurate information into the ship’s loading computer and the masters responsibility for the safety of his/her ship.

The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 17 March 2016