UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) posted its Safety Digest 2/2016

Seafarers ignore onboard Safety Management Systems. This latest edition of the Safety Digest contains insightful information in 25 articles which are examples of poor risk awareness demonstrated by the crews of vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors. The document highlights the disconnect that sometimes occurs between a company’s official safety culture and the actual operation…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2015

MAIB has published its Annual Report highlighting the work of the branch during the year 2015 and includes: a report from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents overview of accidents reported summary of investigations started details of investigation reports published responses to recommendations issued marine accident statistics In 2015 1057 accidents (casualties and incidents) to…

UK Marine Accident Investigation: Report on Alcohol-induced grounding of cargo ship Lysblink Seaways

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) posted the report of its investigation of the grounding of the general cargo ship Lysblink Seaways in West Scotland on 18 February. The ship grounded at full speed, suffering severe damage, and was later declared a constructive total loss. Investigation revealed that the primary cause of the grounding…