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Navigating without full appreciation of other vessel's range and speed leads to very near miss

20 July 2020   (0 Comments)
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A report from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch on the near miss between ro-ro ferry Stena Superfast VII and a Royal Navy submarine in 2018 has been released.

Three safety issues were identified:

  • safety-critical decisions need to be made based on accurate information
  • passage planning should identify all potential hazards and effective mitigations
  • maintaining a good lookout is vital for the safety of all vessels

A safety recommendation (2020/124) has been made to the Royal Navy to undertake an independent review to ensure that the actions taken have been effective in reducing the risk of further collision.

Click here to read the report in full.

Click here to read the report summary on the gov.uk website.