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Maritime Safety impoving in the UK

  • 1.  Maritime Safety impoving in the UK

    Posted 07-19-2019 14:07


    MAIB cover photo

    On July 17, 2019, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) of the British Department of Transport published their annual report, which highlights the work of the branch during 2018 and includes:

    • "a report from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents
    • "an overview of accidents reported
    • "a summary of investigations started
    • "details of investigation reports published
    • "responses to recommendations issued
    • "marine accident statistics


    In 2018, the MAIB stated that there were 1227 accidents and 23 investigations started.  For the 9th consecutive year there were no UK merchant vessels over 100 gross tons lost. The accident rate for UK merchant vessels over 100 gt was 64 per 1000 vessels – down from 75 per 1000 vessels in 2017.

    However 8 commercial fishing vessels were lost in 2018, compared with 6 in 2017.

    The complete report can be found at think link:  MAIB2018