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.

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Safety Bulletin 2/2018

MAIB safety bulletin SB2-2018: defective throw bag rescue lines

A full report will be published when the investigation is complete.

Request for information

To assist this investigation, it is requested that full details of any defective throw bag rescue lines discovered are also passed to the MAIB via throwbags@maib.gov.uk.

Published 1 June 2018