Location: Approximately 35 miles west of Esbjerg, Denmark.
Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:
silverysea merkur.pdf (2,318.21 kb)
Collision between German container ship Merkur and United Kingdom fishing vessel Silvery Sea. The fishing vessel foundered about 35 miles west of Esbjerg, Denmark with the loss of five lives on 14 June 1998.
Published: 6 July 2000
Date of occurrence: 14 June 1998
Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Merchant vessel 100 gross tons or over
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