The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published a Safety Bulletin in response to a tragic accident which happened on the car carrier Tombarra, whilst the vessel was berthed at Royal Portbury Docks, Bristol, UK on 7 February 2011.
Investigations have revealed that a malfunction of a proximity switch resulted in failure of a fall wire. The accident occurred as the rescue boat reached its stowed position on the davit following a monthly drill. Tragically, one crewman was killed, and two were hospitalised.
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Source : UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch