Collision between container vessel Merkur and purse seiner/trawler Silvery Sea, sinking the trawler with loss of 5 lives

Location: Approximately 35 miles west of Esbjerg, Denmark.

Accident Investigation Report 21/2000

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

Published 23 January 2015