Clipper Group company Seatruck Ferries has halted the use of forward cargo spaces on two of its ro-ros after a crewman lost his life in a crushing accident in July.

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its initial findings into the incident on the 1,830-lane-metre freight vessel Clipper Pennant (built 2009) on 20 July in Liverpool.

The bosun suffered fatal crushing injuries during cargo loading operations, MAIB said.