Thursday, May 21, 2020
Maritime News

MAIB Warns Older Crew of Heightened Slip and Fall Risk

The UK Marine Investigation Branch is reminding older mariners that they are at heightened risk of slip and fall accidents following the death of a 72-year-old dredger captain in Rosyth,...

May 21, 2020
Total Views: 19

Friday, February 7, 2020
Accidents

MAIB: Seatruck Performance Grounded After Late Turn from ‘Nervous’ New Master

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says a newly promoted Captain became the single-point of failure due to a lack of support from his bridge team in the grounding...

February 7, 2020
Total Views: 187

Thursday, January 16, 2020
cma cgm g washington collapsed containers
Accidents

MAIB Issues Report on Loss of 137 Containers from CMA CGM Containership

Inaccurate container weight declarations were partially to blame for the loss of 137 containers overboard from a CMA CGM containership underway in the North Pacific Ocean back in January 2018,...

January 16, 2020
Total Views: 262

Thursday, October 3, 2019
priscilla aground
Accidents

MAIB: Watch Officer Was Watching Videos on Phone Before Grounding

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation has revealed that the sole watch officer on board the general cargo ship Priscilla was watching videos on his phone prior to the...

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 112

Monday, April 29, 2019
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Maritime News

UK to Trial Search and Rescue Drones

Authorities in the UK are launching a pilot project to test the use of drones to assist in search and rescue operations. The year-long trial is set to launch later...

April 29, 2019
Total Views: 16

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Accidents

MAIB: Poor Watchkeeping Led to Collision Between Ro-Ro and Cruiser in the Solent

The UK Maritime Accident Investigation Branch says that poor watchkeeping contributed to last September’s collision between the ro-ro passenger ferry and a recreational cruiser in the Solent near Southampton, England....

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 35

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Accidents

MAIB Says Lack of Communication to Blame for CMA CGM Centaurus Hitting Pier Wall in Jebel Ali

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report on the UK-registered CMA CGM Centaurus’ heavy contact with the pier and two shore cranes during its arrival under pilotage...

October 18, 2018
Total Views: 45

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Interesting

U.K. MAIB Investigating Collision Between Containership and LPG Tanker Off Gibraltar

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation into a collision between the UK registered container ship ANL Wyong and an Italian registered LPG tanker off the coast...

August 7, 2018
Total Views: 25

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Accidents

MAIB: Drunk Master Left Bridge Before Grounding

The master of a Netherlands-registered cargo ship was drinking prior to when his vessel ran aground in Northern Ireland last October, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its...

June 21, 2018
Total Views: 161

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Accidents

MAIB Investigation Report: Cargo Ship ‘Islay Trader’ Grounded After Dragging Anchor

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report on the investigation into last year’s grounding of the general cargo ship Islay Trader off Margate, England, finding that...

May 10, 2018
Total Views: 35

Friday, April 27, 2018
Accidents

MAIB: Pilots’ ‘Very Limited Local Knowledge’ Led to Bulker’s Groundings in UAE

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report into the groundings of the UK registered bulk carrier Umm Al Qaywayn, United Arab Emirates. The 189-meter bulk carrier grounded...

April 27, 2018
Total Views: 14

Monday, November 13, 2017
city of rotterdam ship collision
Interesting

Marine Pilot, Captain Handed Suspended Sentences Over ‘City of Rotterdam’ Collision on River Humber

A former ship captain and a marine pilot have each been handed four-month suspended sentences in connection with the collision between the vehicle carrier City of Rotterdam and a DFDS...

November 13, 2017
Total Views: 50

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Accidents

MAIB: Poor Stevedoring Practices Contributed to Fatal Cargo Collapse on Bulk Carrier

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has found that poor stevedoring practices probably contributed to a fatal accident in December 2016 when a stack of timber collapsed on board the...

November 9, 2017
Total Views: 25

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Interesting

British Containership Loses 42 Containers Overboard Off Japan

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation into the loss of dozens of containers from a British containership off Japan. The MAIB says 42 containers were lost...

November 2, 2017
Total Views: 23

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Ultra-large container vessel CMA CGM Vasco de Gama
Accidents

UK MAIB Releases Report on Ultra-Large Containership Grounding Near Southampton

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of the UK-flagged ultra-large containership CMA CGM Vasco De Gama during its approach to...

October 26, 2017
Total Views: 24

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Accidents

MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that ECDIS safeguards were either “overlooked, disabled or ignored” in the grounding of a bulk carrier off the east coast of England last...

October 19, 2017
Total Views: 29

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Accidents

MAIB: London Ship Pilot Was Drinking Before Fatal Boarding Accident

An experienced ship pilot with the Port of London Authority had been drinking before he fell to his death during a pilot transfer on the River Thames last October, according...

October 12, 2017
Total Views: 54

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Accidents

MAIB Publishes Investigation Report Into Transocean Winner Grounding

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner on the Isle of Lewis following the...

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 46

Monday, July 31, 2017
News

Number of UK Maritime Accidents Up Slightly in 2016, MAIB Report Shows

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its Annual Report detailing the Branch’s activities during 2016, revealing a slight uptick in the number of reported incidents compared to...

July 31, 2017
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Accidents

UK MAIB Issues Investigation Report Into Fatal Capsizing of Tug During Ship Assist

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation into the fatal capsizing of a harbor tug while assisting a CMA CGM containership in the port of Tulear, Madagascar identified a number...

July 19, 2017
Total Views: 26