The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published the ‘Lessons from Marine Accident Reports’ Safety Digest for 2022

The MAIB has published the ‘Lessons from Marine Accident Reports’ Safety Digest for 2022

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published the ‘Lessons from Marine Accident Reports’ Safety Digest for 2022.

This Safety Digest draws the attention of the marine community to some of the lessons arising from investigations into recent accidents and incidents. It contains information that has been determined up to the time of issue.

This information is published to inform the merchant and fishing industries, the recreational craft community and the public of the general circumstances of marine accidents and to draw out the lessons to be learned. The sole purpose of the Safety Digest is to prevent similar accidents happening again. The content must necessarily be regarded as tentative and subject to alteration or correction if additional evidence becomes available. The articles do not assign fault or blame, nor do they determine liability. The lessons often extend beyond the events of the incidents themselves to ensure the maximum value can be achieved.

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In the fisheries section, Pete Dadds a fisherman, RNLI volunteer and vice-chairman of both the Mudeford and District Fishermen’s Association and the South Coast Fishermen’s Council tells his story about the day his fishing boat was swamped by a huge rogue wave.

The Digest also look at an incident where a crewman onboard a large stern trawler ended up having his hand crushed after it became trapped between a hydraulically operated trawl wire guide pin and the deckhead at the stern of the vessel.

The Safety Digest also look at the lessons to be learned when a large ocean-going squid trawler caught fire whilst docked for scheduled maintenance work.

The Digest also examines the outcome of using biodiesel on a fishing vessel and a man-overboard situation when a fisherman fell into the sea whilst opening a cod end.

Also, fishermen, look out for anchored leisure craft.

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MAIB ‘Lessons from Marine Accident Reports’ Safety Digest published

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