Contact made by bulk carrier Island Gem with anchored tanker Bro Traveller

Location: Bristol Channel, England.

Completed PE Summary: Island Gem/Bro Traveller

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Merchant Vessel 1/Accident Details
Vessel Name Island Gem
Registered Owner/Manager Siomar Enterprises Ltd
Port of Registry Piraeus
Flag Greece
Type Dry cargo/bulk carrier
Built 1984
Classification Society American Bureau
Construction Steel
Length Overall 178.21m
Gross Tonnage 17065
Date and Time 07/03/2005, 1341
Persons Onboard 19 crew
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution Material damage/None
Merchant Vessel 2/Accident Details
Vessel Name Bro Traveller
Registered Owner/Manager Brostom Ship Management AB
Port of Registry Gotenborg
Flag Sweden
Type Tanker
Built 1988
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Construction Steel
Length Overall 143m
Gross Tonnage 7973.00
Date and Time 07/03/2005, 1341
Injuries/Fatalities 13
Damage/Pollution Material damage/None


The bulk carrier Island Gem was in collision with the anchored tanker Bro Traveller whilst moving from her anchored position to the pilot pick-up point in the Bristol Channel

Action taken

The Chief Inspector wrote to the managers of Island Gem regarding passage planning and bridge resource management.

Published 23 January 2015