Current investigations

Vessel's name

Accident/incident type

Date of incident

Status of investigation*

Ronan Orla (CO10) Fatal accident on board the 9.98m fishing vessel off the coast of Holyhead. 30/03/14 Under investigation
Diamond (LK6) Foundering of 11.5m fishing vessel in West Burra Firth, Shetland with the loss of one life. 25/03/14 Under investigation
Bayliner Capri speedboat Capsize of a speedboat off the coast of Suffolk with the loss of one life and two further people feared missing. 10/03/14 Under investigation
Sea Breeze Engine room flooding on board the Barbados registered general cargo ship off Lizard Point, Cornwall, which led to the vessel's master and crew abandoning into an RNLI lifeboat. 9/03/14 Under investigation
Amy Jane Death of a sea angler on board the privately owned motor boat. 4/12/13 Under investigation
Karen (CN88)/Sapphire Stone (BCK304) Collision between two UK registered fishing vessels south of the Isle of Arran. The Karen sank as a result. 22/01/14 Under investigation
Eshcol Two fatalities from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on board the fishing vessel while alongside Whitby Harbour. 15/01/14 Under investigation

Safety Bulletin issued 4 February 2014

ECC Topaz Fire on board 15m workboat, 7 miles NE of Lowestoft. The three crew were rescued from their liferaft. 14/01/14 Under investigation

Safety Bulletin issued 26 February 2014

Rickmers Dubai/Walcon Wizard Collision in the Dover Strait between a Liberian registered general cargo ship and a crane barge, which was being towed by the UK registered tug Kingston. 11/01/14 Under investigation
Navigator Scorpio Grounding of Liberian registered LPG tanker on South Haisbro sands. 03/01/14 Under investigation
Key Bora Gibraltar registered chemical tanker made contact with the quay at Alexandra Dock, Port of Hull during berthing operations. 21/12/13 Under investigation
Sea Melody Crewman overboard from Barbados registered general cargo vessel during berthing operations at Grove Wharf on the River Trent. 18/12/13 Consultation stage
Paula C/Darya Gayatri Collision between UK registered general cargo ship and Hong Kong registered bulk carrier in the Dover Strait. 11/12/13 Under investigation
Corona Seaways Fire on the main vehicle deck of a ro-ro cargo vessel while on passage in the Kattegat. 04/12/13 Under investigation
Wanderer II (SY378) Accident on board a Stornoway registered clam-dredger in which a fisherman sustained serious injuries to his hand. 19/11/13 Under investigation
Horizon II (FR24) Fatal man overboard from a fishing vessel alongside in North Shields. 09/11/13 Under investigation
Stena Alegra Grounding of UK registered passenger/ro-ro cargo ferry after dragging her anchor in strong winds off Karlskrona, Sweden. 28/10/13 Consultation stage
Snowdrop Falling overboard and safe recovery of a young child from the passenger ferry alongside the Seacombe Ferry Terminal on the River Mersey. 14/10/13 Under investigation
Cleopatra Fire on board the amphibious vessel on the River Thames, London. 29/09/13 Under investigation

Safety Bulletin published on 28 October 2013

Ovit Grounding of the Maltese registered product tanker on the Varne Bank in the Dover Strait. 18/09/13 Under investigation
Sally Jane (SM 74) Capsize and foundering of the UK registered beam trawler off Christchurch Bay. 17/09/13 Under investigation
Apollo The product tanker made heavy contact with the quay at Northfleet Hope Container Terminal, while transiting inbound on the River Thames, which resulted in material damage to the vessel and the quay. 25/07/13 Under investigation
Wacker Quacker 1 Sinking of the amphibious passenger vessel in the Albert Docks, Liverpool with 33 people on board. 15/06/13 Under investigation

Safety Bulletin published on 28 October 2013

Tyrusland Fatal crush injuries to a crewman during cargo operations on a UK registered ro-ro cargo vessel while alongside in the port of Tripoli, Libya. 15/05/13 Consultation stage
Celtic Carrier Fire in the accommodation area on board the general cargo vessel off Cape Trafalgar. Several minor injuries were reported. 25/04/13 Under investigation
Arniston Two fatalities on board a privately owned cabin cruiser alongside Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. The deceased appear to have been overcome by carbon monoxide. 01/04/13 Under investigation

Safety Bulletin published on 24 May 2013

CMA CGM Florida and Chou Shan Collision between UK registered container ship and Panamanian-registered bulk carrier in the East China Sea. Both vessels were seriously damaged resulting in some pollution. No injuries were reported. 19/03/13 Consultation stage
Endurance Fatal manoverboard from the 11m tug following the loss of their tow approximately 1 mile south of Beachy Head. 04/02/13 Consultation stage

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Investigations into accidents involving UK flagged vessels that, by agreement, are being led by other administrations

Vessel's name

Accident/ incident type

Date of Incident

Lead State

OOCL Finland / Tyumen-2 Collision between a UK registered container vessel and a Russian registered general cargo vessel in dense fog in the Kiel canal, Germany. Two members of the bridge team of Tyumen-2 were killed and three were injured as a result of the collision, which damaged both vessels. 14/04/11 Germany


*Status of investigation

Under investigation - this means an investigation is being carried out, which will lead to a published report.

Consultation stage - when an investigation is largely complete a draft copy of the report is sent to interested parties for comment.



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