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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Report on Blackout and Grounding

February 13, 2009

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)



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