Research and analysis
Safety lessons: using safety davit devices on ships
A safety message to the shipping industry on the safe use of proximity switches on vessels with davit launched survival craft.
This safety message concerns the malfunction of a davit proximity switch on the car carrier Tombarra resulting in parting of the rescue boat fall wire with loss of 1 life.
The information has been prepared for the:
An investigation report (part A) has also been produced for this accident.
Published 7 February 2011