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MAIB Annual Report 2019

This report provides information on the branch’s activities during 2019, with a focus on recommendations made as a result of our investigations during the year. MAIBAnnualReport2019 […]

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No10 Statement on Border Health Measures Review and International Travel Corridors

No10 Statement Issued The Government is concluding the first review of its Public Health Measures at the border for those entering the UK from abroad, based on robust public health criteria, with full details expected to be set out next week. In line with the roadmap we set out on 11 May, self-isolation requirements were […]

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ABPmer makes 2017 Marine Vessel Traffic dataset available on its AIS Portal

NEWS – ABPmer adds 2017 marine vessel dataset to AIS portal ABPmer’s GIS and Data Solutions team has today added the 2017 national dataset of marine vessel traffic for the UK to their online Maritime AIS data portal. This means users can now view and compare 2015, 2016 and 2017 vessel transits. Vessel transits can […]

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MAIB – Seatruck Progress report and flyer published

Fatal accident on the stern ramp of a ro-ro freight ferry at Brocklebank Dock, Liverpool. Our accident investigation report on the death of a third officer after being struck by a semi-trailer that was being pushed down Seatruck Progress’s stern ramp at Brocklebank Dock, Liverpool on 15 May 2019, is now published. The report contains […]

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RYA and RNLI pave the way for safe return to boating

Safety is paramount as watersports are set to resume Following changes in Government guidance for England, which allow people to travel to the coast and use the water, the RYA is engaging with the RNLI and representatives from the ports and leisure marine industry to help ensure a safe return to recreational boating activity. The […]

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HM Coastguard asks everyone to take extra care

With significant numbers of people expected to take to the water this weekend in England, HM Coastguard is asking everyone to take extra care in extraordinary times. Boating, swimming and other sea-based activities are now allowed once again in England under the new Government guidelines, but, now more than ever people need to respect the […]

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Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

1. Current investigations Vessel’s name (IMO/PLN) Accident/incident type Date of incident *Status of investigation Shearwater and Agem One Loss of propulsion, hull damage and flooding of the dredger Shearwater while towing the barge Agem One near Cape Wrath, Scotland. 09/04/20 Under investigation Key Bora (9316024) Grounding and flooding of the Gibraltar registered chemical/products tanker in […]

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Maritime UK launches Diversity in Maritime programme

• Diversity in Maritime launched in response to government’s flagship Maritime 2050 strategy • New HR guidance for recruiters on gender-neutral language published • Series of professional development webinars announced Maritime UK, the industry body for the maritime sector, is today launching its new Diversity in Maritime programme. The programme will see the establishment of […]

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£17 million government package to protect freight routes to Northern Ireland

scheme to help ferry operators on 5 routes between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI) UK, Ireland and France pledge to protect freight during pandemic UK government continues to work closely with NI Executive and aviation industry to agree funding to protect air passenger services between NI and GB Vital ferry routes between Great […]

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Marine Accident Investigation Branch: current investigations

1. Current investigations Vessel’s name (IMO/PLN) Accident/incident type Date of incident *Status of investigation Kaami Grounding of a Bahamas registered general cargo vessel while transiting the Little Minch, Scotland. 23/03/20 Under investigation Beinn Na Caillich Fatal accident to crewman while disembarking a 21m workboat at Ardintoul Fish Farm, Loch Alsh on the west coast of […]

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