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    Default MAIB Small Craft Digest

    The first 2019 Small Craft digest was released recently—don't think there have been any threads on it yet.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-volume-1-2019

    I had a flick through last night; as always, quite interesting material, and one certainly recognises existing accident reports that have been summarised; in particular, in the recreational craft section, the Clipper CV24 grounding (the full report for which is worth a read). There is also the sadly familiar story of a man drowned while transferring to a dinghy without a lifejacket. Take care in your tenders!

    Although it's not applicable to us as yacht sailors, the commercial section includes the unfortunate but interesting case of a bulk carrier which suffered an explosion due to hydrogen gas produced by its cargo of ash, likely due to the aluminium content. The full report into this incident, which I've since looked at, mentions another case in which several people were asphyxiated due oxygen absorption from cargo-connected spaces etc by a cargo of steel turnings, corroding slowly (or less so...) and drawing in all the O2.

    Definitely worth a read, anyway.

    Regards
    William

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    Default Re: MAIB Small Craft Digest

    Thanks for that William, some interesting reading there.
    Chris

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    Default Re: MAIB Small Craft Digest

    Been receiving and reading through this for many years. And it's 'Safety Digest', including merchant and fishing vessels incidents.

    It's remarkable how often much the same incidents recur..... radar-assisted collision, watchkeeper asleep/runs aground, speedboat out of control, fisherman overboard without LSJ, flash fires, asphyxiation....
    Last edited by zoidberg; 10-04-19 at 11:28.

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    Default Re: MAIB Small Craft Digest

    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg View Post
    Been receiving and reading through this for many years. And it's 'Safety Digest', including merchant and fishing vessels incidents.

    It's remarkable how often much the same incidents recur..... radar-assisted collision, watchkeeper asleep/runs aground, speedboat out of control, fisherman overboard without LSJ, flash fires, asphyxiation....
    And, while the majority of ship owning companies do respond to CHIRP's request for a response to an incident, sadly there is at least one in every bulletin where the comments end with something like "the operating company failed to respond to our enquries".

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    Default Re: MAIB Small Craft Digest

    The message doesn't get through enough. A friend who is a deckhand on one of the top superyachts posted a picture on her Facebook page of her going into a tank. Beautiful teak decks, fan ducting through the hatch, no BA set, no tank entry form at the hatch. She did her Commercial Endorsement at darkest Warsash, so should know better, but of course accidents only happen on dirty grotty old merchant ships.

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