Structural failure of general cargo vessel Swanland resulting in it sinking with loss of 6 lives

Location: Irish Sea.

Accident Investigation Report 12/2013

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

SwanlandWebreport.pdf (6,051.24 kb)

Annexes A to M (9,318.48 kb)

Annexes N to AA (6,808.17 kb)


MAIB report on the investigation into the structural failure and foundering of the general cargo ship Swanland in the Irish Sea with the loss of six crew on 27 November 2011.

Published: 12 June 2013.

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