Research and analysis

Safety lessons: working safely under a suspended load

A safety message to the offshore shipping industry about clearly defining responsibilities when working on a potentially hazardous task.


MAIB safety flyer issued January 2010

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This summary concerns the fatal accident to a crew member while carrying out modification work on the diving bell recovery system of the diving support vessel Wellservicer.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 1 January 2010