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Web Alert: UK MAIB Safety Digest 2/2017

07 November 2017

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) recently released Safety Digest 2/2017 (attached). This digest contains details of incidents which the MAIB has investigated and provides valuable insight into the accidents that can occur onboard merchant vessels. Digest 2/2017 contains a number of examples relating to personnel safety and injury including:

  1. rescue boat hoist safety
  2. safety whilst working at height
  3. serious injury which occurred during a mooring exercise.

Each case is thoroughly explained and detailed lessons on what went wrong are provided.  These lessons can be applied to prevent incidents during similar types of operations.