Failure of lifeboat davit on dry cargo vessel St Rognvald resulting in 5 people injured

Location: Coastal waters off Scotland.

Completed PE Summary: St Rognvald

A short summary of the accident and action taken.

Accident Details
Date 18/10/03
Incident Type Equipment failure


Failure of lifeboat davit.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents made recommendations to owners of the vessel with reference to:

  • Awareness of responsibilities

  • Instructions on the use of lifesaving equipment

  • Crew to be practised and competent in launching and recovery of lifeboats

  • Rotation of tasks in drills among crew

Published 23 January 2015