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The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK ships worldwide, and other ships in UK territorial waters.

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Safety Digest 2/2014

Safety Digest 2/2014

Published 1 October 2014

The MAIB Safety Digest is a compendium of anonymous articles involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and small craft sector, which draws the attention of the marine community to some of the lessons arising from investigations into recent accidents and incidents.

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Amy Jane Accident Investigation Report

Published 18 September 2014

The safety issues identified are:

  • The fisherman did not have adequate safety equipment for single-handed operation,
  • He fell overboard (the boat was not in a collision),
  • The kill-cord was not used and the boat continued away from him,
  • He did not give anyone a firm return time nor advise them on actions to take if he was overdue,
  • He had no means to raise the alarm.

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This section contains a list of the investigations currently underway in the branch:

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How to report an accident
Accidents (including serious injuries) must by law be reported to the MAIB by the quickest possible means. This is so they can be investigated immediately before vital evidence decays, is removed or lost.

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