Research and analysis

Safety lessons: good lookout practices and duty of care at sea

A safety message to the shipping industry, the yachting industry and recreational craft users about ensuring your safety and that of other vessels.

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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Details

A summary of the fatal accident when the ferry Pride of Bilbao passed closely by the yacht Ouzo without ensuring the yacht was safe before continuing its passage. No trace of the yacht was found and 3 yachtsmen died after a period of time in the water. The investigation highlighted several safety lessons for both ships and yachts and are summarised in these flyers.

The information has been prepared for:

  • the shipping industry
  • the yachting industry
  • recreational craft users

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 12 April 2007