Research and analysis

Safety lessons: using an integrated ship management system

A safety message to the shipping industry after failure of bridge team management and onboard auditing led to the grounding and abandonment of a container ship.


MAIB safety flyer issued August 2006

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Summary of the grounding of CP Valour of Faial, Azores and how the bridge team’s failure to adhere to good practices outlined in the ship’s integrated ship management (ISM) system ended with the vessel’s constructive total loss.

The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 17 August 2006