Reports by vessel category

Merchant vessels


Vessel name

Vessel type

Accident type

Accident date

Key Bora
(No 31/2014)
Chemical tanker Failure of the controllable pitch propeller, resulting in heavy contact with the jetty in the port of Hull. 20/12/13
Moon Clipper
(No 21/2012)
High-speed catamaran Steering control failure and subsequent contact on the River Thames, resulting in injuries to several passengers and crew. 5/10/11
Pride of Calais
(No 18/2012)
Ro-ro vessel Machinery failure leading to contact with the berth in Calais, France. 22/10/11
(No 9/2012)
Cargo vessel Failure of the controllable pitch propeller resulting in heavy contact with a berthed tug in Immingham harbour. 25/06/11
Blue Note
(No 7/2012)
Dry cargo vessel Derailment of the hatch-lid gantry crane while alongside in Londonderry, Northern Ireland 22/07/11
(No 6/2012)
Feeder container vessel Electrical blackout and subsequent grounding on the River Tyne 16/03/11
RMS Queen Mary 2
(No 28/2011)
Cruise vessel Catastrophic failure of a capacitor in the aft harmonic filter room while approaching Barcelona 23/09/10
Sand Falcon
(No 16/2010)
Dredger Failure of the stores crane 29/01/10
(No 15/2010)
Floating sheerleg Lifting equipment failure 07/03/10
Stellar Voyager
(No 25/2009)
Oil tanker Catastrophic failure of a windlass hydraulic motor resulting in a major injury, off Tees Bay 23/03/09
MSC Napoli
(No 9/2008)
Container Vessel Structural failure of UK flagged container vessel 18/01/07
Dublin Viking
(No 7/2008)
Ro-Ro Passenger Ferry Parting of a Mooring line resulting in one fatality 07/08/07
(No 21/2007)
Container Vessel Collapse of cargo containers, whilst in the Baltic Sea. 26/02/07
Maersk Doha Container Vessel Machinery breakdown and subsequent fire onboard 02/10/06
P&O Nedlloyd Genoa
(No 20/2006)
Cargo Vessel Loss of cargo containers overboard 27/01/06
Savannah Express
(No 8/2006)
Container vessel Engine failure and subsequent contact with linkspan at Southampton Docks. 19/07/2005
Pride of Provence
(No 16/2004)
Dry Bulk Carrier Failure of the starboard bow door on Pride of Provence at Calais 22/02/04
(No 6/2002)
Shuttle Tanker Parting of mooring line between the Tetney buoy and the North Sea shuttle tanker Randgrid resulting in the discharge of 12 tonnes of crude oil into the Humber Estuary 20/12/00
Marine Explorer
Lifeboat Failure of lifeboat winch brake on Marine Explorer in Harwich,with two injured 14/03/01
European Highway
(No 1/2002)
Lifeboat/Fast Rescue Craft Accident to lifeboat and fast rescue craft from European Highway in Zeebrugge, four injured 1/12/00
Alfa Britannia
(No 1/2001)
Tanker Parting of a mooring line while Bahamian registered tanker was berthing at Tranmere oil terminal near Birkenhead, resulting in injuries to crew members on board a gig-boat 18/11/99
P&OSL Calais
(No 13/2001)
Ro-ro passenger ferry Failure of No 5 lifeboat winch on 25 June 1999, and related investigation into self-lifting sprag clutch behaviour 27/06/99
Pride of Bilbao
(No 4/2001)
Rescue boat Rescue boat falling from Pride of Bilbao into Cherbourg Harbour injuring two people 01/07/00
Aquitaine Lifeboat Failure of lifeboat bowsing gear on vessel in Falmouth dry-dock 29/10/99
Dea Fighter
(No 39/2000)
Fast rescue craft Investigation of two lifting wire failures on starboard Fast Rescue Craft davit of safety stand-by vessel 13/05/99 and 16/07/99
Island Princess
(No 37/2000)
Cruise Liner Rupture of the port economiser on board resulting in two deaths 07/12/97
(No 18/2000)
Class V Passenger Vessel Steering failure and subsequent collision with Lambeth Bridge on River Thames 04/10/99
Arcadia Cruise ship Lifeboat winch failure on passenger cruise ship 09/12/99
Enak/ Loveletter General Cargo Failure of lifting arrangement in Sunderland Docks with loss of one life 09/05/97
Liquid Petrolium Gas Tanker A joint MAIB/HSE investigation into an incident at Braefoot Bay Terminal by Aberdour, Fife 23/01/93
(No 16/2003)
Ro-ro ferry Fire in the aft engine room of Ro-ro ferry Norsea 02/09/02
Pride of Hampshire Ro-ro vehicle passenger ferry Lifeboat accident on a Ro-ro passenger vessel 25/09/94