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 – 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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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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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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