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MAIB Annual Report 2019 published. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published the first part of its 2019 Annual Report. The report summarises activity during 2019, details new recommendations made during the year and actions taken against outstanding recommendations during 2019.

MAIB received 1222 notifications of marine accidents and commenced 22 investigations, 13 of which involved the loss of life. In addition, 24 new recommendations were made in 2019 of which 20 were fully accepted.

Summarising the year, Captain Andrew Moll, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents said:

“It was a busy and successful year for the Branch improving safety at sea by our sustained output of safety investigation reports, safety digests, safety bulletins, and wider industry engagement. In 2019 the Branch made 24 recommendations, of which 20 were promptly and fully accepted, indicating that the Branch continues to make targeted, proportionate recommendations.

“2019 was also a year of significant change as the MAIB prepared to operate independently of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), introduced a new case management system, and agreed to undertake safety investigations on behalf of the Category 1 Red Ensign Group (REG) registries.”

The full report can be found here on the MAIB website.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is a UK government organisation, authorised to investigate all maritime accidents in UK waters and accidents involving UK registered ships worldwide. Investigations are limited to establishing cause, promoting awareness of risks and preventing recurrence. It also participates in other maritime investigations where British citizens are involved.

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