Collision between general cargo vessel Plato and twin-rig trawler Golden Bells II
Location: Irish Sea.
Completed PE Summary: Plato/Golden Bells II
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Vessel Name||Golden Bells II|
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Mr Kenneth Hubert Patterson|
|Port of registry:||Newry|
|Date & Time||22/11/05 02:08|
|Location of incident:||5355.0N 00518.0W|
|Persons onboard:||5 crew|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Material damage/No pollution|
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Wilson Ship Management (Bergen) AS|
|Port of registry:||Bridgetown|
|Classification society:||Lloyds Register|
|Persons onboard:||8 crew|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor Damage|
The laden general cargo vessel, Plato was in collision with the fishing vessel Golden Bells II in good visibility.
The Officer of the Watch on Plato was carrying out chart corrections at the time; Golden Bells II was trawling.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has written to the owners of Plato to highlight the following:
The proper allocation of the collision regulations with special regard to look-out procedures;
The obligation to report collisions to the coastal authorities and to render assistance to the other vessel involved until it is established that assistance is no longer required.
The Chief Inspector has also written to the owners of Golden Bells II with regard to:
Collision detection training;
Following of skipper’s standing orders.