Research and analysis

Safety lessons: oxygen depleted or contaminated atmospheres

Summary of the exposure of 2 crew to cargo vapours on chemical tanker Jo Eik, highlighting the importance of identifying dangerous spaces.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2009

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This safety message concerns entry to potentially dangerous spaces and common factors in similar, but fatal, cases. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry
  • tank storage and cargo inspection industries
Published 26 November 2009