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Memorandum of understanding between HSE, MCA and MAIB

MOU between the HSE, the MCA and the MAIB for health and safety enforcement activities and accident investigation at the water margin and offshore. Details This document sets out how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) work together where their duties for health […]

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MAIB Publish Shearwater and Agem 1 Report

Immobilisation and flooding of dredger Shearwater following repeated collisions with unmanned barge Agem One 2021-11-Shearwater-Report Summary On 9 April 2020 near Kinlochbervie, Scotland, the UK registered dredger Shearwater was immobilised after its propeller shafts were fouled by its own towline, which was being used to tow the unmanned barge, Agem One. Thereafter, Shearwater was damaged and […]

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Government to clamp down on dangerous use of jet skis with new legislation

Government Consultation launched to strengthen the enforcement of safety laws for recreational and personal watercraft. consultation launched to protect public and local wildlife from dangerous driving personal and recreational watercraft – including jet skis – will fall under same laws as ships tougher sentences for anyone in breach of safety laws The Department for Transport […]

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New Joint Association map shows the scale of ports and harbour coverage across the UK

The BPA and the UK Harbour Masters’ Association have jointly produced a map of the UK’s ports and harbours, which shows the scale and spread of the industry. The map, which is available in both digital and physical form, has been distributed across the UK to a range of organisations and specialists. This collection demonstrates how as an […]

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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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