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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COVID-19 – BBC Radio 4 Weather Broadcast Changes

  BBC Radio 4 Broadcast has been rescheduled, as below in the interim due to the Covid-19 related impact. This should be read in conjunction with the published guidance on MSI. COVID-19: BBC Radio 4 Broadcast Times Weather broadcasts and Maritime safety information: leaflets “ https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/876590/COVID-19_BBC_Radio_4_Marine_Weather_Bulletins_Broadcast_Times.pdf   […]

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Dragging anchor and subsequent collisions by general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit

Accident Investigation Report 18/2018 Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and actions taken: MAIB investigation report 18-2018: Celtic Spirit Summary During the morning of 1 March 2018, the UK registered general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit started to drag its anchor in heavy weather on the River Humber, UK The watchkeeper did […]

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