Research and analysis

Safety lessons: running ship engines in port

A safety message to the shipping industry about the potential hazards of starting engines when passengers and vehicles are embarking or disembarking.


MAIB safety flyer issued December 2010

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This summary concerns the collapse of a walkway and entrapment of 8 passengers due to an unintended engine movement by the ro-ro passenger vessel Ben-My-Chree.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • shipping industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 21 December 2010