Research and analysis

Safety lessons: ship watchkeeping and yachts

Summary of the loss of 3 lives from a yacht as ferry passed by highlighting several safety lessons for both ships and yachts.

Documents

MAIB safety flyer (shipping industry) issued April 2007

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MAIB safety flyer (recreational craft users) issued April 2007

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Detail

These safety messages concern a fatal accident when the ferry Pride of Bilbao passed by yacht Ouzo without ensuring the yacht was safe before continuing its passage. The accident resulted in the death of 3 yachtsmen and no trace of the yacht was found. The information has been prepared for:

  • shipping industry
  • yachting industry
  • recreational craft users