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Safety lessons: keeping safe near watertight doors on ships

A safety message to the shipping industry on the importance of using the correct procedure when passing through power operated watertight doors.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2009

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This summary concerns the major crush injuries to a member of crew who became trapped in a hydraulically operated steel watertight door in the engine room of the ro-ro passenger ship Eurovoyager.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 7 July 2009