Close-quarters situation between bulk carrier Elm and stern trawler Suzanne

Location: 12 miles south-east of Plymouth, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Elm/Suzanne

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened and safety lessons:

elm and suzanne.pdf (505.31 kb)


On 11 February 1999 bulk carrier Elm and stern trawler Suzanne were involved in a near miss incident. Elm failed to detect Suzanne trawling 12 miles south-east of Plymouth causing the skipper of fishing vessel to take evasion action.

Published: August 1999

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