Research and analysis

Safety lessons: best practice for loading cargo on ships

Safety messages to the shipping industry about the importance of providing sufficient loading guidance and cargo information.


MAIB accident flyer issued June 2013

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This summary concerns the catastrophic structural failure and sinking of the general cargo vessel Swanland in heavy weather, resulting in the loss of 6 lives.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

A second flyer about the importance of life saving appliances was also published.

Published 12 June 2013