Current investigations

Vessel's name

Accident/incident type

Date of incident

Status of investigation*

St Helen A mezzanine car deck on a ro-ro ferry sustained a failure resulting in the deck falling several feet and causing some minor injuries while the vesel was unloading in Fishbourne, Isle of Wight. 18/07/14 Under investigation
Millennium Time/Redoubt Collision between passenger vessel and tug on the River Thames in London resulting in a number of minor injuries and damage to both vessels. 16/07/14 Under investigation
Barfleur/Bramble Bush Bay Contact between the French registered ro-ro passenger ferry Barfleur and the chains of the chain ferry Bramble Bush Bay in Poole Harbour. 16/07/14 Under investigation
Commodore Clipper The Bahamas-flagged ro-ro ferry grounded in the waters off Guernsey resulting in extensive hull damage. 14/07/14 Under investigation
Norjan Fall from height of the chief officer, while loading cargo onto the deck of the general cargo vessel in Southampton, England. 18/06/14 Under investigation
Shoreway/Orca Collision between Cyprus registered dredger and UK yacht off Harwich, resulting in the sinking of the yacht and one fatality. 08/06/14 Under investigation
Millennium Diamond Pleasure cruise vessel made contact with Tower Bridge, River Thames resulting in damage above the waterline and injuries to passengers and crew. 04/06/14 Under investigation
Water Rail Disappearance, search for and recovery of 4.8m fishing vessel with its two crew. 20/05/14 Under investigation
Cheeki Rafiki Loss of yacht with four crew in Atlantic Ocean while on passage from Antigua to UK. 16/05/14 Under investigation
Barnacle III Fatal man overboard from the UK registered fishing vessel in North Minch. 13/05/14 Under investigation
Dieppe Seaways Fire on board a French registered passenger/ro-ro cargo ferry on its approach to Dover, UK. Injuries sustained to a number of shore-based firefighters and ship's crew. 01/05/14 Under investigation
Shalimar (BCK598) Foundering of the 22m UK-registered fishing vessel in Scrabster, Scotland. The vessel sunk after making heavy contact with the harbour wall. The vessel's 4 crew evacuated onto the quay; there were no injuries. 30/04/14 Under investigation
Nagato Reefer Malfunction of a lifeboat recovery system on a Panamanian-flagged refrigerated cargo ship resulting in an injury to a crewmember during a drill in Southampton. 09/04/14 Under 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 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. 09/03/14 Under investigation
Amy Jane Death of a sea angler on board the privately owned motor boat. 4/12/13 Consultation stage
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
Paula C/Darya Gayatri Collision between UK registered general cargo ship and Hong Kong registered bulk carrier in the Dover Strait. 11/12/13 Consultation stage
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 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 Consultation stage
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 Consultation stage
Sally Jane (SM 74) Capsize and foundering of the UK registered beam trawler off Christchurch Bay. 17/09/13 Consultation stage
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

Arniston Two fatalities on board a privately owned cabin cruiser alongside at Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. The deceased appear to have been overcome by carbon monoxide. 01/04/13 Consultation stage

Safety Bulletin published on 24 May 2013


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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

Suntis Three fatalities on board German registered cargo vessel while alongside at Goole. 26/05/14 Germany
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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