Research and analysis

Safety lessons: importance of safety management systems on yachts

A safety message to the large yacht industry to properly maintain equipment, such as fire detection systems, and to regularly conduct emergency drills.


MAIB safety flyer issued February 2008

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Summary of a fire, abandonment and subsequent total loss of the large charter motor yacht Lady Candida. The source of the fire was caused by accumulated lint in a tumble dryer.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • large yacht industry.

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 18 February 2008