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UK MAIB: Safety Digest – lessons from marine accident reports 1/2021

The United Kingdom Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its Safety Digest 1/2021 “which draws the attention of the marine community to some of the lessons arising from investigations into recent accidents and incidents. It contains information which has been determined up to the time of issue.”

The information is published by the MAIB – and recirculated by IMCA – to provide information on the general circumstances of marine accidents and to draw out the lessons to be learned, with the sole purpose of preventing similar accidents happening again.  

Section 1 on Merchant vessels will be of primary interest to our members (though there may also be learnings for our members from the other sections on fishing vessels and recreational craft.)

The headings in Section 1 include:

IMCA Safety Flashes summarise key safety matters and incidents, allowing lessons to be more easily learnt for the benefit of all. The effectiveness of the IMCA Safety Flash system depends on Members sharing information and so avoiding repeat incidents. Please consider adding [email protected] to your internal distribution list for safety alerts or manually submitting information on incidents you consider may be relevant. All information is anonymised or sanitised, as appropriate.

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IMCA makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in the documents it publishes, but IMCA shall not be liable for any guidance and/or recommendation and/or statement herein contained. The information contained in this document does not fulfil or replace any individual’s or Member's legal, regulatory or other duties or obligations in respect of their operations. Individuals and Members remain solely responsible for the safe, lawful and proper conduct of their operations.