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Marine Accident Investigation Branch reports

956 reports
  1. Grounding and loss of fishing vessel Coelleira

    Location: Off the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

  2. Collision between container vessel ANL Wyong and gas carrier King Arthur

    Location: Approaches to Algeciras, Spain.

  3. Safety warning after inadvertent activation of condensed aerosol fire extinguishing system leads to a fatality

    We have issued a safety bulletin highlighting a potentially serious hazard associated with condensed aerosol firefighting suppressant particles after the fatal accident on fishing vessel Resurgam.

  4. Collision between ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and moored yacht Greylag

    Location: Cowes Harbour, Isle of Wight.

  5. Collision between bulk carrier Gülnak and moored bulk carrier Cape Mathilde

    Location: Teesport, River Tees, England.

  6. Grounding of ro-ro freight vessel Seatruck Performance

    Location: Carlingford Lough, Northern Ireland.

  7. Cargo shift and damage to vehicles on board ro-ro passenger ferry European Causeway

    Location: North Channel between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  8. Loss of cargo containers overboard from container ship CMA CGM G. Washington

    Location: North Pacific Ocean.

  9. Fall on board fishing vessel Artemis with loss of 1 life

    Location: Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

  10. Explosion and fire on chemical tanker Stolt Groenland

    Location: Port of Ulsan, Republic of Korea.

  11. Fall while boarding tug Millgarth with loss of 1 life

    Location: North oil stage at Tranmere Oil Terminal, Birkenhead, England.

  12. Man overboard from single-handed creel boat Sea Mist with loss of 1 life

    Location: Macduff, Scotland.

  13. Keel failure and capsize of charter yacht Tyger of London

    Location: 1 nautical mile south of Punta Rasca, Tenerife

  14. Grounding of general cargo vessel Priscilla

    Location: Pentland Skerries, Pentland Firth, Scotland.

  15. Grounding of bulk carrier Kuzma Minin

    Location: Falmouth Bay, England.

  16. Collision between rigid inflatable boat Tiger One and a mooring buoy with 4 people injured

    Location: River Thames, London, England.

  17. Fall from height on ro-ro freight vessel Seatruck Pace with loss of 1 life

    Location: Brocklebank Dock, Liverpool, England.

  18. Man overboard from potter Fram of Shieldaig with loss of 1 life

    Location: Loch Torridon off Ardheslaig, Scotland.

  19. Safety warning about the securing of retractable keels or retractable weighted centreboards

    Urgent safety lesson issued after a fatal inversion of a sailing boat with a retractable keel.

  20. Man overboard from commercially operated yacht CV30 with loss of 1 life

    Location: 1500nm west of Fremantle, Australia.

  21. Capsize and sinking of prawn trawler Nancy Glen with loss of 2 lives

    Location: Lower Loch Fyne, Scotland.

  22. Capsize of fishing vessel Laura Jane with loss of 1 life

    Location: Plymouth Sound, England.

  23. Collision between ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and motor cruiser Phoenix

    Location: Thorn Channel, Southampton, England.

  24. Safety warning about drivers remaining in vehicle cabs while ferries are at sea

    Urgent safety lessons issued after shift and toppling of freight vehicles on board a ro-ro passenger ferry in heavy weather.

  25. Contact and grounding of ro-ro passenger ferry Pride of Kent

    Location: Port of Calais, France.

  26. Fall from accommodation ladder platform on chemical oil tanker Nabucco with loss of 1 life

    Crew member fell between the Luxembourg-flagged vessel and the quay at Saltend, Hull, England.

  27. Failure of a throw bag rescue line during a boat capsize drill

    Location: Widnes, England.

  28. Grounding of general cargo vessel Celtica Hav

    Location: Approaches to the River Neath, Wales.

  29. Crush incident involving a falling hatch cover on general cargo vessel SMN Explorer with loss of 1 life

    Location: Alexandra Dock, King's Lynn, England.

  30. Capsize and sinking of fishing vessel Solstice with loss of 1 life

    Location: Approximately 7 miles south of Plymouth, England.

  31. Man overboard from creel fishing vessel North Star with loss of 1 life

    Location: 16nm north of Cape Wrath, Scotland.

  32. Dragging anchor and subsequent collisions by general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit

    Location: River Humber, England.

  33. Safety warning about working in enclosed spaces after the loss of 1 life on a fishing vessel

    Urgent bulletin issued after working in a refrigerated salt water tank resulted in a fatal accident on board fv Sunbeam (FR487) at Fraserburgh, Scotland.

  34. Heavy contact made by container vessel CMA CGM Centaurus with quay and shore cranes

    Location: Port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

  35. Unintentional release of carbon dioxide from fixed fire-extinguishing systems on ro-ro vessels Eddystone and Red Eagle

    Locations: The southern Red Sea and The Solent, England.

  36. Man overboard from stern trawler Illustris with loss of 1 life

    Location: Royal Quays Marina, North Shields, England.

  37. Safety warning about keel failures on sailing yachts

    Urgent safety lesson issued after the yacht Tyger of London capsized off Tenerife, Canary Islands due to a shallow draught, lead keel failure.

  38. Catastrophic engine failure and fire on board ro-ro passenger ferry Wight Sky

    Location: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England.

  39. Man overboard from creel fishing vessel Varuna with loss of 1 life

    Location: west of Camusterrach on the north-west coast of Scotland.

  40. Grounding and loss of commercially operated yacht CV24

    Location: Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

  41. Grounding of general cargo vessel Ruyter

    Location: North shore of Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland.

  42. Safety warning about defective throw bag rescue lines

    Urgent safety lessons issued after the failure of a throw bag rescue line during a boat capsize rescue drill on 24 March 2018.

  43. Flooding and sinking of stern trawler Ocean Way

    Location: 18 nautical miles north-east of Lerwick, Scotland.

  44. Grounding of general cargo vessel Islay Trader

    Location: Margate, Kent, England.

  45. Groundings made by bulk carrier Ocean Prefect

    Location: Ahmed Bin Rashid Port, Umm Al Qaywayn, United Arab Emirates.

  46. Collision between bulk carrier Huayang Endeavour and oil tanker Seafrontier

    Location: Dover Strait, England.

  47. Collision between Formula 4 powerboats resulting in 1 person injured

    Location: Stewartby Lake, Bedfordshire, England.

  48. Man overboard from potter Enterprise with loss of 1 life

    Location: 6 miles off Scarborough, England.

  49. Man overboard from stern trawler Constant Friend with loss of 1 life

    Location: Kilkeel Harbour, Northern Ireland.

  50. Collision between general cargo ship Saga Sky and barge Stema Barge II resulting in subsea power cables damage

    Location: English Channel, off the Kent Coast, England.