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.
Safety Bulletin 1/2013 - RHIB Milly
Published 17 May 2013
- Test kill cords regularly to ensure that the engine stops when the kill cord mechanism is operated.
- Make sure that the cord is in good condition.
- Always attach the cord securely to the driver, ideally before the engine is started, but certainly before the boat is put in gear.
- Stop the engine before transferring the kill cord to another driver.
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Purbeck Isle Accident Investigation Report and Safety Flyer
Published 2 May 2013
- Purbeck Isle probably sank as a result of a catastrophic hull failure.
- The vessel was in a poor material condition and this had not been identified by the survey and inspection regimes in place prior to the accident.
- Three lives were lost when the vessel sank because:
- The alarm was not raised.
- The crew were not equipped to enter the water.
- The Liferaft failed to inflate because it had not been rigged correctly: Flyer issued.
- Financial influences and a poor safety culture contributed to a willingness to take unwise risks.
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