Marine Accident Investigation Branch report

Collision between aggregates dredger Bowbelle and passenger vessel Marchioness resulting in Marchioness sinking with loss of 51 lives

Location: River Thames, England.

Investigation Report: Bowbelle/Marchioness

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

MAIBReport_Marchioness-Bowbelle-1989-Pt1

MAIBReport_Marchioness-Bowbelle-1989-Pt2

MAIBReport_Marchioness-Bowbelle-1989-Pt3

MAIBReport_Marchioness-Bowbelle-1989-Pt4

MAIBReport_Marchioness-Bowbelle-1989-Pt5

MAIBReport_Marchioness-Bowbelle-1989-Annexes

Summary

Report of the investigation into the collision between the passenger launch Marchioness and mv Bowbelle with the loss of life on the River Thames on 20 August 1989.

Published: 15 August 1991

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