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Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Annual Report 2021 published


published on 10 June 2022 209 -

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) has published their latest annual report showing that pilot ladders remain a safety issue for workers.

“In 2021, the branch received 194 reports about sub-standard pilot ladders. Of those, 172 pilot ladders (88.6%) were not rigged in compliance with SOLAS guidance, and 22 were observed by the pilot as being in a materially poor condition. Fortunately, serious accidents have been rare, but the potential clearly exists and the branch will continue to collate statistics in 2022.”

MAIB annual report includes:


  • a statement from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents
  • an overview of accidents reported
  • a summary of investigations started
  • details of investigation reports published
  • recommendations issued in 2021 and an update on their status
  • updates on open recommendations made in previous years
  • marine accident statistics
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