Freight News, Road, Sea

Truckers warned: Stay off the deck

[ April 1, 2019   //   ]

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued a safety bulletin following the incident on 18 December in which freight vehicles on the P&O’s European Causeway ferry toppled over in heavy weather en route from Larne to Cairnryan. It warns that drivers who remain on the vehicle deck of ro-ro passenger ferries pose a danger to themselves and can cause delay in emergency response. They could also be in danger of asphyxiation by fire, or as a result of the fire suppression systems that may be released by ship’s staff. A full report will be published when the investigation is complete.