Collision between general cargo vessel Andrina F and beam trawler Zeldenrust

Location: East of Goodwin Sands, 18nm south east of Ramsgate, England

Completed PE Summary: Andrina F/Zeldenrust

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Vessel name   Andrina
Registered Owner & Manager:   Ms ’Andrina F’ Sciffahrtsges Uwe Fischer KG
Port of registry:   St John’s
Flag:   Antigua & Barbuda
Type:   General cargo ship
Built:   1990
Classification society:   Germanischer Lloyd
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   81.2m
Gross tonnage:   1568gt
Date & Time   21 March 2007 at 1214
Location of incident:   East of Goodwin Sands, 18nm south east of Ramsgate
Incident Type:   Collision
Persons onboard:   5
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   The vessel was holed above the waterline on her port side, aft. There was no pollution.
Vessel name   Zeldenrust
Registered Owner & Manager:   Op Hoop Van Zegen
Port of registry:   Zeebrugge
Flag:   Belgium
Type:   Fishing Vessel (Beam Trawler)
Built:   1997
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   23.75m
Gross tonnage:   89gt
Date & Time   21 March 2007 at 1214
Location of incident:   East of Goodwin Sands, 18nm south east of Ramsgate
Incident Type:   Collision
Persons onboard:   3
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Minor damage to a bow guardrail. There was no pollution.

Synopsis

When on passage in ballast to Germany, the general cargo ship Andrina F collided with the Belgium beam trawler Zeldenrust in good visibility. The sea was rough and the wind was northerly force 6. As a result of the collision, Andrina F was holed above the waterline on her port quarter and entered Ramsgate for repair. The damage to Zeldenrust was superficial and she was able to continue fishing.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has written to the:

  • Owner of Andrina F, who was also her master, strongly advising that safe bridge watchkeeping procedures are promulgated, understood and followed by all bridge watchkeeping personnel; that such procedures take into account the limitations of the navigational equipment fitted and, that accidents occurring in territorial waters are reported to the appropriate coastal state.

  • Skipper of Zeldenrust, strongly advising that he review the manning levels of all vessels under his command in the future to ensure a proper lookout can be maintained at all times and, that he reports accidents occurring in territorial waters to the appropriate coastal state.

  • Antigua and Barbuda Register advising that, notwithstanding the vessel’s exemption from the requirements of the ISM Code, it verifies at the earliest opportunity that safe work procedures, including bridge procedures, have been adopted onboard its registered vessel.


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