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 - Norman Arrow
Published 19 May 2011
- The HSC was involved in two accidents which resulted from the vessel's inability to manoeuvre in a confined area in strong wind conditions without tug assistance;
- The assessment of the vessel's operating limitations did not indicate the potential difficulty of manoeuvring such light-displacement, high-sided craft at slow speed in strong winds, or identified when tugs must be used;
- The ability of the vessel to manoeuvre safely in confined areas was hampered by the poor near-field visibility from the bridge, inadequate communications and poor bridge ergonomics;
- The CCTV system provided did not adequately mitigate the limited visibility from the bridge, which prevented the bridge team from seeing objects in close proximity to the vessel.
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MAIB Safety Bulletin 2/2011
Issued 12 May 2011
A second Safety Bulletin is issued following the death of a seafarer in Royal Portbury Docks, Bristol when a rescue boat fell almost 29m when its fall wire parted. The Bulletin highlights a Product Awareness Notice issued by Umoe Schat-Harding Equipment A.S. regarding the testing and periodic replacement of an inductive proximity switch that did not operate.
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