Vellee: MAIB Accident Investigation Report

MAIB Report on the investigation of the flooding and foundering of fv Vellee in the Little Minch on 6 August 2011. Report No 1/2012. Published 23 February 2012. Read the report on the MAIB website…


Consultation for update to Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations is closing

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) is the body responsible for investigating marine accidents in the UK. In 2009, the European Commission and Council agreed a new Directive (2009/18/EC), which introduces common standards for the investigation of marine accidents across the EEA (European Union plus Norway and Iceland). The UK is required to update its national law to reflect the requirements of this Directive. Therefore, the MAIB must replace the Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2005, with an updated set of Regulations which transpose the requirements of the Directive. MAIB invite comments by Friday 24 February 2012. Read more on the MAIB website… 

The RoSPA National Water Safety Seminar 2012 – Safety during recession: Riding out the storm

April 26, ETC Venues – Maple House, Birmingham. The current UK recession continues to ask a difficult question of water safety practitioners – how to effectively balance the cost of prevention without sacrificing high standards?

This year’s RoSPA National Water Safety Seminar will consider key tips and advice for managing water safety during recession, whilst also inspiring delegates through presentations made by practitioners who continue to move safety standards forwards, despite difficult operating conditions.

Supported by the National Water Safety Forum, the seminar has a strong following at both local and national levels – making it the “must attend” event for those serious about improving water safety. To book go to the RoSPA website..