Collision between offshore safety standby vessel Toisa Puffin and stern trawler LUC

Location: 8.5 miles east of the River Tyne, England.

Accident Investigation Report 13/2000

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened and safety lessons:

luc and toisa puffin.pdf (1,116.74 kb)


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.

Published: 25 May 2000

Published 23 January 2015