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(Yet) Another Red funnel crash

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6 hours ago, Gareth said:

That would be the only explanation!

No it's not. The MAIB receive nearly two thousand accident reports a year, they don't all result in an investigation.    If the incident isn't deemed serious enough to immediately begin an investigation then they will make a Preliminary Assessment to determine if further investigation is required and come to that decision within 2 weeks of the incident. 

If a company has already identified the issue, taken steps to prevent a re-occurrence to the MCA's satisfaction and its not considered that steps needs to be taken across the industry then you won't hear anything from the MAIB.

 

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2 hours ago, Timmy said:

No it's not. The MAIB receive nearly two thousand accident reports a year, they don't all result in an investigation.    If the incident isn't deemed serious enough to immediately begin an investigation then they will make a Preliminary Assessment to determine if further investigation is required and come to that decision within 2 weeks of the incident. 

If a company has already identified the issue, taken steps to prevent a re-occurrence to the MCA's satisfaction and its not considered that steps needs to be taken across the industry then you won't hear anything from the MAIB.

 

Fair enough. Although you could argue that whatever steps were taken following the incident with Red Eagle weren't effective as proven by the 2 Red Falcon incidents which happened shortly afterwards (and in quick succession!). Whether this then merits reopening the Red Eagle investigation I do not know.

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3 hours ago, Aiden said:

I have been told I can't say by who but it was not a equipment error if anyone thinks that

To be honest if equipment was even possibly to blame I doubt that Red Falcon would have been back in service within 24 hours.

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What kind of hours do RF bridge teams work?

i am asking as sometimes its down to working long hours and maybe they dont get the rest hours that they need.

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14 hours ago, Macc2010 said:

What kind of hours do RF bridge teams work?

i am asking as sometimes its down to working long hours and maybe they dont get the rest hours that they need.

It happened at about 8 a clock and they wouldn't of worked over night

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On 27/10/2018 at 22:44, Gareth said:

The criterion for triggering an investigation is singular - nothing to do with the seriousness of what happened or level of damage incurred.  It is purely down to whether the incident was reported.  If no-one reports it, the MAIB cannot investigate it.  They cannot trigger investigations themselves just because they think an incident  should be looked into.

It's illegal to not report an incident. The MAIB has a huge amount of power. But they only have so many teams (3 or 5 I can't remember). The Chief Inspector determines what is to be investigated and what is not. I'd imagine with so many incidents in a short amount of time, they're spread thin.

 

Edit: Just seen Timmy's reply. Didn't mean to parrot.

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And also, two similar incidents in close succession involving the same ship can presumably be rolled into being part of the same investigation?

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Well....the earlier incident is not being investigated.  So...either it has not been reported, or the MAIB has decided that an investigation is not warranted.

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8 hours ago, Gareth said:

Well....the earlier incident is not being investigated.  So...either it has not been reported, or the MAIB has decided that an investigation is not warranted.

It must have been reported. I guess it's been classed as not needing investigation although I'd be surprised if the investigations that are happening don't at least make reference to the earlier incident.

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It's foggy this morning and RF have suspended service on both car ferries and red jets.

As far as I am aware Wightlink are still running. I haven't heard anything about Hovertravel.

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2 hours ago, eagleeye said:

yet again another case of `pressonitis`..very prevelant in the aviation world sadly..you do wonder how much commercial pressure is placed on crews in todays world. With BF, though, you always have that feeling that the masters are left to make their own decisions regardless of cost..Long may that continue 

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I don't think it's commercial pressure merely as you say the old 'my instruments must be wrong' syndrome well known for years in situations where disorientation occurs.

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Its pressure in the aviation industry all right, from top to bottom and often in subtle and insidious ways putting pressure on the Captain to maintain the schedule. I can`t believe there isnt an element of that in seaborne transport. Hopefully not and it was good old fashioned individual cock up.

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I think that pressure's always been there in transportation really from the days when the railways ran punctuality leagues and such like

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