Collision between general cargo ships Arold and Anjola

Location: River Trent, England.

Accident Investigation Report 30/2002

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

anjola-and-arold.pdf (149.21 kb)


At about 1712 UTC on 25 February 2002, the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines registered general cargo ship Arold collided with the Antigua and Barbuda registered general cargo ship Anjola in the River Trent, Humber.

Safety Issues

  • while approaching Anjola in the bend of the river, control of Arold was lost because the ship took a sheer to port
  • actions to reduce, or stop the sheer, were insufficient to counteract the forces acting on the hull


In light of actions taken by ABP Humber following the accident, there are no recommendations made as a result of this report.

This report was published in October 2002.

Published 23 January 2015