Accident Investigation Report 11/2002
Read our marine accident investigation report, which includes what happened, actions taken and subsequent recommendations:
On 28 June 2001, a near-miss incident involving feeder container vessel Mathilda and fishing vessel lady Hamilton of Helford occurred 7 miles east-south-east of Lizard Point, Cornwall.
- Mathilda’s master failing to make a full appraisal of the situation
- the lack of a second person on the bridge to act as a dedicated lookout
- the glare from the sun
Mathilda’s owner has been recommended to employ an additional person to act as a dedicated lookout on the bridge, when the officer of the watch is unable to give his full attention to that duty. A recommendation has also been made to equip the vessel with a means of reducing glare from the sun to those on the bridge.
This report was published in March 2002.
Published 23 January 2015