Thursday, 19 November 2015

Lysblink Seaways - MAIB Report Published

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch's report into the stranding of the Lysblink Seaways on 18th February has been published.  It's here.

It's well worth reading, but if you want a quick reason for the accident, the summary states, "The MAIB investigation found that the officer of the watch (OOW) - who was the sole watchkeeper - had become inattentive due to the effects of alcohol consumption. The bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) had not been switched on and an off-track alarm on the Electronic Chart System (ECS) had been silenced. Although a radar watch alarm had sounded every 6 minutes, the OOW was able to reset the alarm without leaving his chair."