Safety warning after catastrophic failure of high pressure hydraulic anchor windlasses

Urgent recommendation to manufacturer and request for further information from ship owners, ship managers, windlass manufacturers, classification societies and marine accident investigation organisations.

Safety Bulletin 1/2009

SB1-09.pdf (449.64 kb)


Catastrophic Failure of High Pressure Hydraulic Anchor Windlasses.

Issued: 17 August 2009

MAIB Reports published as a result of catastrophic failures of high pressure hydraulic anchor windlasses:

Young Lady investigation report

Stellar Voyager investigation report

Published 23 January 2015