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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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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Maritime Ministers Message of Thanks to Maritime and Port Workers

Maritime sector is doing work of ‘national importance’ — UK Maritime Minister UK Shipping Minister Kelly Tolhurst says the maritime sector’s response to the current health crisis has been ‘remarkable’ The Coronavirus outbreak is among the biggest challenges our transport industry has ever faced. While it’s essential that the vast majority of the population stays […]

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Government announces financial support for England’s fishing businesses

More than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses in England will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme announced today by Environment Secretary George Eustice and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve Barclay. In the latest step to protect businesses affected by coronavirus, plans unveiled today mean that up to £9 million will be […]

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