Research and analysis

Safety lessons: maintaining a proper lookout on stand-on vessels

A safety message to the fishing industry on the importance of taking action when it is clear a collision cannot be avoided by the give-way vessel alone.


MAIB safety flyer issued March 2011

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This summary concerns the loss of life after a ferry collided with the fishing vessel Homeland, and the steps the watchkeeper could have taken when it was clear the ferry had not taken sufficient action to avoid the collision.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 5 August 2010