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Dorset yacht company prosecuted for ship fire

03-10-2013

Photo shows the aftermath of the devastating fire on board the Malcolm Miller

A Dorset yacht company has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a fire that ravaged a famous tall ship and almost killed a worker.

Rolf Kitching, 45, from Portsmouth, sustained 40 percent burns to his upper torso and head and was hospitalised for four months as a result of the incident …

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Firms fined after workers exposed to asbestos

24-07-2012

A tour operator and a ship management firm have been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos fibres during refurbishment work on board a cruise ship.

On 23 July, Teesside Magistrates' Court heard that All Leisure Holidays Ltd. and Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd. had arranged for the work to …

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Sailor killed on tanker in heavy storm

04-01-2012

A sailor was killed yesterday after a massive wave hit the Annie PG, a tanker sailing 20 miles south of Plymouth.

The search and rescue mission was launched at 11.40am when three crewmen, one British and two foreign, were washed across the deck and into railings on the 140-metre ship.

The most se…

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BAE contractor injured on HMAS Warramunga

09-03-2011

A worker has been treated for a serious leg injury after an accident involving a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) on board Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Warramunga.

The contractor for BAE Systems was carrying out routine maintenance on the ship.

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