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 2/2013 - Arniston
Published 24 May 2013
Carbon monoxide poisoning on board the Bayliner 285 motor cruiser Arniston on Windermere, Cumbria resulting in two fatalities.
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Carrier Accident Investigation Report
Published 22 May 2013
- Carrier berthed and loaded at Raynes Jetty despite repeated warnings for bad weather in the area.
- Loading continued while the weather deteriorated; by the time Carrier started to get underway, the weather conditions were too severe to allow the vessel to manoeuvre safely.
- Around 33000 litres of gas oil were spilled from ruptured fuel tanks as Carrier grounded and made repeated contact with the concrete coastal shore defences. The vessel was declared a 'total constructive loss' and cut up in-situ.
- The report makes recommendations for ship and port operators to work more closely together to manage the risks associated with cargo operations.
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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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