Research and analysis

Safety lessons: ensuring safe mooring operations

A safety message to the shipping industry encouraging ship yards, vessel operators and ships’ crew to mitigate risks when designing and using mooring equipment.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2013

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This summary concerns fatal injuries to a crew member on the bulk carrier Wah Shan when securing a tug’s tow wire during a mooring operation.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 17 July 2013