Marine Safety - Accident Investigation
The role of the “UK Government’s Marine Accident Investigation
Branch (http://www.maib.gov.uk/) and its
accident investigation process”.
D Harwood MAIB
I am an Inspector of Marine Accidents and I served in the
Merchant Navy as an engineer officer with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
for 24 years.
To help explain our powers and procedures, I will use
video/audio clips of extracts from cases that I have
worked on myself over the previous 5 years .
Investigations that I have led in my five years as an inspector
2012 High speed passenger craft Moon
Clipper – Contact with London City Pier on the River Thames,
resulting in injuries to 14 passengers and 2 crew.
Container feeder vessel Clonlee - Electrical blackout and
subsequent grounding on the River Tyne
2011 RO-Ro ferry Oscar Wilde - Machinery space
2010 Container vessel Ever Elite -
Uncontrolled descent of an accommodation ladder while the vessel
was in San Francisco Bay, resulting in one fatality
2009 High speed craft Stena Voyager - The
shift and loss overboard of an articulated road tanker in Loch
Passenger RIB Celtic Pioneer – Spinal injury to a passenger
during thrill ride in the Bristol Channel
2008 Fishing vessels Lady Hamilton of Helford
and Blithe Spirit - Collision in Falmouth Bay, resulting in
foundering of Lady Hamilton of Helford
Privately owned RIB Partner 1 - Console detachment in Studland
Army Cadet Rigid Raider - Capsize of Army Cadet Force Rigid
Raiding Craft in Loch Carnan, South Uist resulting in one
What you need to know
If you'd like further information please contact the Branch
Secretary Nick Sawyer.