Collision between tug Chiefton and its tow resulting in tug capsizing and sinking with loss of 1 life

Location: Greenwich Reach, River Thames, England.

Accident Investigation Report 12/2012

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

MAIB investigation report 12/2012: Chiefton

Annexes to MAIB investigation report 12/2012: Chiefton


MAIB Report on the investigation of the collision, capsize and foundering of the tug Chiefton with the loss of one crew member, at Greenwich Reach, River Thames on 12 August 2011.

Published: 23 May 2012

Published 23 January 2015