Collision between fishing vessels Immanuel V and Scath Ros resulting in Scath Ros sinking

Location: Off the east coast of Northern Ireland.

Completed PE Summary: Immanuel V and Scath Ros

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Vessel name   Scath Ros
Registered Owner & Manager:   Mr K Trainor
Port of registry:   Penzance
Flag:   UK
Type:   Fishing vessel
Built:   1972
Construction:   wood
Gross tonnage:   8.59
Date & Time   19/07/05 06:31
Location of incident:   Northern Irish high seas
Incident Type:   Collision
Persons onboard:   2 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Ship lost
Vessel name   Immanuel V
Registered Owner & Manager:   Mr W McDowell
Port of registry:   Newry
Flag:   UK
Type:   Fish catching/processing
Built:   1999
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   9.63
Gross tonnage:   9.06
Date & Time   19/07/05 06:31
Location of incident:   Northern Irish high seas
Persons onboard:   2 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Minor damage

Synopsis

Collision between two small fishing vessels off the east coast of Northern Ireland which resulted in the loss of one of them. The liferaft didn’t float free after Scath Ros sank, but her crew evacuated safely to Immanuel V.

Action taken

To prevent a similar accident occurring in the future:

The owner of Immanuel V was advised to ensure that:

  • A continuous navigational watch is kept in future.

The owner of Scath Ros was advised to ensure that:

  • The liferaft is properly sited and installed on any fishing vessel that he owns in the future.

Both owners were advised to ensure that:

  • The fishing vessels that they operate have sufficient trained crew. Each crew member should have completed all the basic safety training courses.

  • To ensure all crewmembers can communicate effectively in a common language, especially during emergency situations.


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