The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK ships worldwide, and other ships in UK territorial waters.
MAIB Investigation Report & Flyer
Ben-My-Chree - published 21 December 2010
- While embarking passengers and loading vehicles, ferry surged ahead due to unintentional engine movement.
- Five out of six lines including the forward spring were held on autotension winches and offered little resistance to the vessel’s movement.
- Passenger access structure had not been inspected or maintained. It could not accommodate any vessel movement and a 20 meter long passenger walkway section collapsed; fortunately there were no injuries.
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MAIB Safety Bulletin 4/2010
Catastrophic failure of a capacitor and explosion in an 11kV harmonic filter on board the passenger cruise vessel RMS Queen Mary 2. Issued 3 December 2010.
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Safety Bulletins are produced when urgent safety issues emerge during the course of an investigation and the Chief Inspector decides to disseminate this important information in advance of the main investigation report being produced.
MAIB Safety Digests
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