In 2011, three people died in the maritime transport sector. The year before the number was zero. Certainly these are low numbers, but there are still good reasons to look into the deaths. The first happened during a reconnaissance tour for a secondary school with sailing on the programme. The school was on a camp in Spain. Before the day’s sailing instruction, two of the teachers went out to investigate the conditions. The wind was 23 knots and there were four-metre high waves. The RIB boat they were in capsized and they decided to swim ashore. One could not make it and drowned, and his colleague had hypothermia when he reached the shore. Neither of them had a lifejacket. The second event occurred while a ship was mooring. When it arrived, the wind was 30-33 knots from the quayside on the starboard bow. The crew managed to get a spring ashore, which was very tightly stretched due to the wind. When the ship was carefully steered towards the berth the spring snapped and hit the chief mate, causing his death from injuries sustained. The incident is being examined by the Swedish Accident Investigation Board. The last death occurred during a storm on 26-27 November 2011 on a Swedish ship. The crew was seeking shelter in the lee behind an island and a seaman was at the fore to cast anchor, since they had been sweeping. A large wave washed the seaman overboard. The mate threw him a life-buoy but the seaman did not manage to get hold of it. After three hours, he was found by a helicopter but was already dead. He was wearing a life jacket. The incident is being examined by the Swedish Accident Investigation Board.