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Fatality on the diving support vessel Wellservicer

Attached is a safety flyer issued by the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch. The accident was subject to an MAIB investigation and the report is available on the MAIB website ( It is suggested that the flyer should be read in conjunction with the report to fully understand the key learnings to prevent similar incidents occurring in the future.

Safety Event

Published: 9 February 2010
Download: IMCA SF 01/10

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