The MAIB has published its report into the tragic fatal accident on the ro-ro vessel Seatruck Pace when a crewman sadly fell through a vehicle ramp hatch on 17 December 2018.

The report identifies the following safety issues but makes no recommendations due to the actions now taken by the ship's manager:

  • the crewman crossed a safety barrier protecting an open hatch
  • the risk of falling was accepted having probably taken similar risks in the past
  • work practices indicated that adherence to the vessel’s safety procedures was based on routine rather than of understanding and conviction