Accident Investigation Report 13/2000
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On 13 June 1999, the Bahamian registered offshore safety stand-by vessel Toisa Puffin collided with LUC, a stern trawler, 8.5 miles east of the River Tyne, England. Toisa Puffin was on passage towards Aberdeen Bay and LUC was trawling at the time of the accident. Toisa Puffin failed to detect it was on a collision course with another vessel early enough to take effective avoiding action. Both vessels sustained minor damage above the waterline.
The collision was caused by the mate of Toisa Puffin failing to detect he was on a collision course with another vessel early enough to take effective avoiding action. Contributory causes included Toisa Puffin’s mate failing to maintain a proper lookout, and LUC ’s skipper neither making an appropriate sound signal nor taking avoiding action early enough, contrary to the Collision Regulations.
No recommendations have been made as a result of this investigation.
This report was published on 25 May 2000.
Published 23 January 2015