Research and analysis

Safety lessons: pilotage exemption certificate and ship handling

Summary of the contact made by ro-ro cargo vessel Ursine with ferry Pride of Bruges highlighting shortcomings in a berthing operation.


MAIB safety flyer issued May 2008

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This safety message concerns contact made during a berthing manoeuvre including shortcomings ship handling training and lack of experience of master and pilotage exemption certificate (PEC) holder. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry