Research and analysis

Safety lessons: poor loading and overloading of cargo

Summary of the foundering of cargo ship Swanland with loss of 6 lives highlighting the stresses on a ship's structure in heavy weather.


MAIB accident flyer issued June 2013

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This safety message concerns the catastrophic structural failure of a general cargo ship with loss of 6 lives. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry
Published 12 June 2013