Research and analysis

Safety lessons: inspecting exhaust systems on boats

A safety message to the leisure boating industry on the fire risk if there is contact between either exhaust gases or uninsulated exhaust pipes and these materials.

Documents

MAIB accident flyer issued February 2014

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Details

This safety message concerns a fire on the passenger transfer catamaran ECC Topaz and its subsequent sinking off Lowestoft, England.

This information has been prepared for the:

  • leisure boating industry
  • workboat industry
  • recreational craft industry

An accident investigation report has also been published.

Published 11 February 2015