This documents urges drivers of power boats to check and use kill-cords following ejection of a family of 6 from a RIB.
SB1-13.pdf (675.37 kb)
Following accident on the Camel Estuary, off Padstow, England where six people were ejected from a RHIB leading to two fatalities and serious injuries to two people, MAIB issued this safety bulletin.
The purpose of the bulletin is to ensure that all owners and operators of vessels fitted with kill cords:
Published: May 2013
More information regarding the use of kill cords can be found at the Royal Yachting Association website.
Date of occurrence: 5 May 2013
Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Recreational craft - power
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