Research and analysis

Safety lessons: staying safe during towing operations

A safety message to the towing and workboat industry about the dangers of 'snap-back' zones and the importance of good communication.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2010

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This summary concerns the fatal accident after a hawser parted on the workboat LLanddwyn Island.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • towing and workboat industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 18 November 2010