Safety - including inquiries and reports
There are two purposes of a public inquiry, namely ascertaining the facts and learning lessons for the future. In the vast majority of cases the second is a very important ingredient, especially in the sphere of transport, because it is to be hoped and indeed expected that the detailed examination of the causes of a particular casualty will yield valuable information from which lessons can be learned. The public (and especially the survivors and the relatives and friends of those who lost their lives) has a legitimate interest in learning the truth of what happened, without anything being swept under the carpet. In some cases that will necessitate a public inquiry, whereas in others it will not.
A report of the Reopened Formal Investigation into the loss of the motor vessel Trident in 1974.
- 24 February 2011
The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .
- MV Derbyshire
- Response to the Transport Select Committee's report on the MCA - CM 6343 (PDF - 95 KB)
- Thames safety inquiry: final report
- Thames safety inquiry: interim report
- The trawler Gaul: Why was no search made for the wreck? (PDF - 636 KB)
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