Category Archives: MAIB

MAIB 2019-20 Business Plan

By | April 12, 2019

Purpose To improve marine safety by determining the circumstances and causes of marine casualties, and promoting action to prevent reoccurrence. Vision To be one of the most professional, effective, trustworthy and influential marine safety investigation authorities in the world. The MAIB will achieve this by: continually developing its capability to investigate effectively, and delivering timely… Read More »

Inspectors of Marine Accidents – Southampton

By | February 15, 2019

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has vacancies for three Inspectors of Marine Accidents. They are looking for a Marine Engineer, a Naval Architect and a Human Factors specialist. Your responsibilities will include: deploying to accident sites and leading investigations collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses conducting detailed analysis in order to identify safety issues and draft… Read More »

Use of safety harness tethers on sailing yachts

By | September 6, 2018

Following the fatal accident on board the sailing yacht CV30 in the Indian Ocean on 18 November 2017, the MAIB issued SAFETY BULLETIN 1/2018, issued by Steve Clinch Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is carrying out an investigation into the fatal man overboard accident on board the commercial sailing yacht… Read More »

Formula 4 powerboat collision report

By | April 12, 2018

Accident Investigation Report 6/2018 Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons learned and recommendations: MAIB investigation report 6-2018: Formula 4 powerboats Summary On Sunday 2 July 2017 during an international powerboat racing event at Stewartby Lake, Bedfordshire, two Formula 4 powerboats collided while rounding a buoy. One of the drivers was quickly… Read More »

Gas explosions on general cargo ship

By | December 11, 2017

On 13 January, at 1447, Nortrader, anchored off Plymouth with a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash (U-IBA), suffered 2 explosions in quick succession. The first explosion was in the forecastle store and the second in the cargo hold. The chief engineer, in the forecastle store at the time, suffered second degree burns requiring 4… Read More »

Accident during pilot transfer

By | October 12, 2017

Summary At 1812 on 5 October 2016, a Port of London Authority sea pilot was in the process of boarding the Bahamas registered general cargo vessel Sunmi from the pilot launch Patrol when he fell and was crushed between the two vessels. He died at the scene despite prompt medical attention from Royal National Lifeboat… Read More »

Accident Investigation Report 14/2017

By | July 5, 2017

At 1135 on 15 May 2016, passenger vessel Surprise suffered hull damage and flooding after grounding at Western Rocks, Isles of Scilly; all passengers were taken off. The flooding was contained by the vessel’s own bilge pumps and it returned to harbour under its own power. Safety issues A passage plan had not been prepared… Read More »

MAIB recommendations after RIB collisions

By | July 5, 2017

At 1252 on 19 July 2016, two passengers carrying rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), Osprey and Osprey II, collided in the Firth of Forth. A passenger who was sitting on an inflatable tube of Osprey II was crushed between Osprey’s bow and Osprey II’s helm console, resulting in her sustaining serious injuries. The MAIB investigation identified… Read More »