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Just Published-Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between MAIB, HSE and MCA

A very brief pause between the notes on pollution related certification to pass on a handy link to a handy document for UK flagged vessels.

The UK has just published a Memorandum of Understanding  between the Health and Safety Executive, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch for health and safety enforcement activities and accident investigation at the water margin and offshore.

Click here to view on the GOV UK website>

Within this document is a handy table showing the demarcation between the three UK mougovernment agencies.





Hoegh Osaka – A handy revision summary for mariners based the MAIB safety flyer

For those about to hOEGHsit deck officer  examinations, or for those serving on Ro-Ros the topic of Ro-Ro stability is definitely one to have a good knowledge of. The UK MAIB have published a safety flyer  on the Hoegh Osaka grounding that is well worth a read.


Click here for the flyer from the MAIB.

A really hand revision list of the Safety Lessons from the report

 Assessing a ship has adequate stability for its intended voyage on completion of cargo operations and before it sails must not be neglected.

Sufficient time must be made before departure for an accurate stability calculation to be completed.

 A loading computer’s output can only be as accurate as the information entered into it.

 The master has ultimate responsibility for the safety of his/her ship.  This responsibility cannot be delegated to shore-based managers or charterers’ representatives.


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The latest MAIB report has some good lessons on the over reliance on AIS and ECDIS.

Click here to view the report.


A Rule 5 failure, yet again.

Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look out by sight and hearing as well as all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and risk of collision.

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