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:

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Jubilee Quest
Registered Owner and Manager Dolbeck Fishing Company Ltd
Port of Registry Grimsby
Flag UK
Type Stern trawler
Built 1997
Construction Steel
Length Overall 21.2m
Gross Tonnage 178
Date/Time 16/03/04, 2310
Location of Incident Off Cromer, England
Incident Type Near miss
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution None
Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Linda Buck
Registered Owner and Manager Buck W
Port of Registry Limassol
Flag Cyprus
Type Dry Cargo
Built 1985
Length Overall 95.92m
Gross Tonnage 2295
Date/Time 16/03/04, 2310
Incident Type Near miss
Injuries/ Fatalities None
Damage/ Pollution None


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

Published 23 January 2015