Report on Blackout and Grounding
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation into the electrical blackout and subsequent grounding of a ro-ro cargo ship in Warrenpoint Harbor, Northern Ireland on 29 June 2008. The circumstances were highly confused and caused largely by a long series of failures to communicate. The ship’s management system in general and its safety management system in particular seem to have broken down. Report No. 5/2009 (2/10/09).
(Source: Holland & Knight)