Close-quarters situation between cargo vessel Linda Buck and stern trawler Jubilee Quest

Location: Off Cromer, England.

Completed PE Summary: Jubilee Quest/Linda Buck

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Vessel name   Jubilee Quest
Registered Owner & Manager:   DOlbeck Fishing Company Ltd
Port of registry:   Grimsby
Flag:   UK
Type:   Stern trawler
Built:   1997
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   21.2
Gross tonnage:   178.00
Date & Time   16/03/04 23:10
Location of incident:   English coastal waters
Incident Type:   Near miss
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   None
Vessel name   Linda Buck
Registered Owner & Manager:   Buck W
Port of registry:   Limassol
Flag:   Cyprus
Type:   Dry Cargo
Built:   1985
Length overall:   95.92
Gross tonnage:   2295.00
Date & Time   16/03/04 23:10
Location of incident:   English coastal waters
Incident Type:   Near miss
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   None

Synopsis

Near miss between a fishing vessel and a coastal cargo vessel.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents wrote to the cargo vessel’s company making comment on the following safety issues:

  • navigation relied solely on the use of the GPS, contrary to IMO resolution A.893 (21)

  • No records of a lookout during the hours of darkness contrary to the requirements of STCW95

  • Use of radar with a GPS speed input producing ground stabilisation, which can be a source of confusion especially from the echo of a slow moving fishing vessel


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