Research and analysis

Safety lessons: identifying potentially dangerous spaces on ships

A safety message to the shipping industry on the importance of determining risk control measures for any oxygen depleted or contaminated atmospheres.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2009

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This summary concerns the exposure of 2 crew to cargo vapours on board the chemical tanker Jo Eik.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry
  • tank storage and cargo inspection industries

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 26 November 2009