Research and analysis

Safety lessons: parting of howser and the 'snap back' zone

Summary of a fatal accident on workboat Llanddwyn Island highlighting risks associated with towing operations.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2010

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This safety message concerns the parting of a hawser resulting in fatal injuries to a crew member. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • towing and workboat industry
Published 18 November 2010