To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch plans to report on the accidents or incidents involving the (a) Nagato Reefer, (b) Dieppe Seaways, (c) Commodore Clipper, (d) St. Helen, (e) Pride of Canterbury, (f) Dover Seaways, (g) Cemfjord and (h) Hoegh Osaka vessels; and how many investigators are working on each such investigation.
Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) reports vary in their complexity and consequently the time taken for them to be completed. At the moment, projected publication dates for the reports of these eight investigations are:
a. Nagato Reefer – April 2015 b. Dieppe Seaways – June 2015 c. Commodore Clipper – August 2015 d. St Helen – July 2015 e. Pride of Canterbury – August 2015 f. Dover Seaways – July 2015 g. Cemfjord – end 2015 h. Hoegh Osaka – end 2015
MAIB investigations are conducted by teams that will vary in size and specialism according to the nature of the accident. Typically, two or three inspectors are deployed in the early stages of an investigation, with one having responsibility for leading the team and for producing the published report.