Research and analysis

Safety lessons: assessing ship mooring arrangements as a whole system

A safety message to the shipping industry on the need to modify mooring guidelines to suit operational or environmental circumstances and develop a rope management system.

Documents

Safety flyer - Fatality during mooring operations

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Details

This summary concerns a fatal accident when a stern line parted and snapped back as a passenger ferry was preparing to sail. Key areas covered also includes the understanding the full capabilities of mooring winches.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 31 March 2008