Collision between container vessel Philipp and scallop dredger Lynn Marie

Location: 6nm south of the Isle of Man.

Accident Investigation Report 20/2011

Read our marine accident investigation report, which includes what happened, actions taken, and recommendations:

PhilippLynnMarieReport.pdf (1,033.69 kb)


At 0453 UTC on 9 April 2011, the Gibraltar registered, container feeder vessel Philipp collided with the United Kingdom registered scallop dredger FV Lynn Marie 6nm south of the Isle of Man. There were no injuries or pollution, but Lynn Marie was badly damaged and was towed to Port St Mary, Isle of Man.

Safety issues

  • Philipp’s OOW had not properly assessed the risk of collision with Lynn Marie and that his actions to try and avoid the fishing vessel were contrary to the requirements of the collision regulations

  • Lynn Marie’s wheelhouse watchkeeper did not notice Philipp’s alterations of course towards his vessel and did not realise that collision was imminent until it was too late to take effective avoiding action


A recommendation has been made to Philipp’s managers aimed at raising the competency of its bridge watchkeeping officers and ensuring that the navigation and anti-collision aids fitted on board its vessels are used effectively.

This report was published on 13 October 2011.

Published 23 January 2015