Lorries at sea – urgent safety advice
Urgent safety advice has been issued by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to all lorry drivers who use ferries.
This follows an incident where lorries toppled over on a ferry vehicle deck while at sea, with drivers still in their cabs. One driver was trapped and had to be freed by emergency services.
International regulations prohibit passengers, including lorry drivers, from staying on the vehicle decks when at sea.
The MAIB is warning that:
For more information, read the MAIB’s Safety Bulletin.