Research and analysis

Safety lessons: importance of safety alarms and regular drills on vessels

A safety message to the fishing industry to highlight the dangers of leaving your wheelhouse unattended and how to be prepared for an emergency situation.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2016

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Summary of the the flooding and sinking of the wooden potter Majestic (LK678) off Shetland, Scotland on 21 January 2016 to highlight key lessons, such as safety-critical alarms and regular drills, learned from the investigation.

The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry

Further information

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 27 July 2016