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Navigational warnings: reporting and broadcasting hazards at sea

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible for broadcasting the warnings issued by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to vessels at sea. Radio broadcasts are made about known and potential risks. The attached below document outlines: how and when warnings are broadcast what kind of activities require a warning how to inform UKHO that a hazard requires […]

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MAIB – Stolt Groenland report published

Cargo tank explosion and fire on board a chemical tanker in Ulsan, Republic of Korea. Today the MAIB have published our investigation report on the rupture of a cargo tank containing styrene monomer on board the Cayman Islands registered chemical tanker Stolt Groenland on 28 September 2019. The large quantity of vapour released as a […]

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MAIB Chief Inspector’s thoughts on Maritime Safety Week 2021

As Maritime Safey Week gets underway, Andrew Moll shares a few words about the opportunities this week holds for the MAIB and the Marine industry. “Today marks the start of Maritime Safety Week 2021, a week that gives the Marine industry an opportunity to focus on the steps we can collectively take to improve safety. […]

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MAIB – Arrow Report Published

Grounding of a ro-ro freight ferry in thick fog while entering Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland. Read our marine accident investigation report, which includes what happened and actions taken: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60dc6b66e90e077176c20127/2021-08-Arrow-Report.pdf https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60dc6ba0d3bf7f7c389ab2c0/2021-08-Arrow-Annexes.pdf Summary At 0727 on 25 June 2020, the Isle of Man registered ro-ro freight ferry Arrow grounded in thick fog while entering Aberdeen Harbour. During its […]

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RYA Coastal Atlas update to improve protection of recreational boating

NEWS – RYA Coastal Atlas update to improve protection of recreational boating The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has commissioned ABPmer to update the digital map of Recreational Boating Intensity held in their online UK Coastal Atlas of Recreational Boating. The RYA Coastal Atlas is a GIS dataset of recreational boating activity around the UK, comprising […]

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Update for our stakeholders from the Marine Management Organisation

An update for our stakeholders from the Marine Management Organisation  10 June 2021  World Ocean Day… in the Marine Super Year  With the focus on the world’s oceans this week, in the middle of the marine ‘super year’, it’s apt to be updating you on how MMO has been playing its part. To fulfil our […]

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MAIB Annual Report 2020

As well as a report for 2020 from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, this document includes: an overview of accidents reported a summary of investigations started details of investigation reports published responses to recommendations issued marine accident statistics MAIBAnnualReport2020 […]

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Pilot plans for highly protected marine areas launched

The UK has launched plans to increase protections for England’s waters through a pilot scheme to designate marine sites in England as ‘highly protected marine areas’. The selected sites will see a ban on all activities that could have a damaging effect on wildlife or marine habitats. This follows the Benyon Review, which recommended that highly […]

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Menai Strait activities assessment underway to inform management measures

Menai Strait activities assessment underway to inform management measures: Isle of Anglesey County Council has commissioned ABPmer to review maritime activities within the whole Menai Strait (Afon Meni) with increased focus on an area between the Menai Suspension Bridge and Puffin Island (Ynys Seiriol). The Menai Strait is a narrow waterway between the Island of […]

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DfT Maritime and Coastguard Agency business plan 2021 to 2022

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency business plan for 2021 to 2022 has been published. Minister for Maritime Robert Courts MP said: I am proud to announce the publication of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) business plan for 2021 to 2022. The MCA does vital work to save lives at sea, regulate ship standards and protect the marine […]

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