marine safety


Ladder safety: £34k fine after worker fell from ladder

A worker who fell six metres from a ladder sustained multiple fractures to the neck, back, ribs, and hip, plus head injuries and a collapsed lung. Read More

Seaway Powell Marine wins contract for RNLI

A leading British engineering company that specialises in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems has won a contract to supply capstans for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new Shannon class all-weather lifeboats. Read More

Fishing-boat failings were a “blatant disregard for safety”

A catalogue of maritime safety breaches has cost a fishing-vessel company and its two directors a total of £147,465 in fines and costs. Read More

Royal Navy commits to change after coroner slams its safety culture

The Royal Navy has been criticised for having a weak health and safety culture onboard its warships, following the conclusion of an inquest into the death of an officer on a helicopter carrier two years ago. Read More

Funding boost for fishermen’s safety

A joint project involving the offshore oil and gas and fishing industries has secured a European grant to help it improve the safety of fishermen operating in UK waters. Read More

Drowned fish-farm worker was in overloaded boat with no lifejacket

A worker at a Scottish salmon farm died when the overloaded boat he was in capsized on a loch on the Isle of Lewis. Read More

Safety deficiencies exposed by cadet’s death

A teenage sea cadet's fatal fall from height has highlighted a number of weaknesses in safety procedures on board the sail-training tall ship from which he fell. Read More

Regulator is not tough enough on ferry operators, claims union

A union representing port and ferry workers has accused the regulator for the sector of not coming down hard enough on ferry companies that blatantly cut safety corners, putting the lives of ship passengers and crews at risk. Read More

Shipshape behaviour

A guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry has been launched by a consortium led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Read More

Union slams code on ports safety record

The union that represents workers in the UK ports industry is angry that, in the wake of a number of recent accidents at UK ports, a voluntary Code of Practice has not been made mandatory. Read More



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