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.

Documents

MAIB accident flyer issued June 2013

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Details

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