Collision between container vessel Lephreeto and side trawler Mare Lycium resulting in trawler sinking

Location: Celtic Sea.

Completed PE Summary: Lephreeto/Mare Lycium

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Vessel name   Lephreeto
Registered Owner & Manager:   Jekita Ltd
Port of registry:   Plymouth
Flag:   UK
Type:   Fish catching
Built:   1961
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   31.05
Gross tonnage:   191.13
Date & Time   20/04/03 12:58
Location of incident:   High Seas
Incident Type:   Collision
Persons onboard:   16 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Ship lost
Vessel name   Mare Lycium
Category   Dry cargo
Registered Owner & Manager:   Hansa Mare Reederei Gmbh & Co KG
Port of registry:   Saint John’s
Flag:   Antigua & Barbuda
Type:   Dry cargo
Built:   1999
Length overall:   260.7
Gross tonnage:   40306.00
Date & Time   20/04/03 12:58
Location of incident:   High Seas
Persons onboard:   22 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Minor damage

Synopsis

Collision between Antigua and Barbuda flag container ship, and the UK registered, fishing vessel Lephreeto.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has made recommendations to the ship managers of both vessels with reference to:

  • The maintenance of a proper and effective lookout

  • The advantages of using an additional bridge lookout, even in open waters and in good visibility

  • The use of automatic detection aids fitted to radars


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