Research and analysis

Safety lessons: commercial diving operations on merchant vessels

A safety message to the shipping industry on the importance for ships and diving contractors to maintain a safe working environment regardless of the scale or purpose of operation.


MAIB safety flyer issued January 2009

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This concerns a diver becoming entangled and being pulled rapidly towards rotating propeller blades of the crane barge Norma.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 21 January 2009