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:

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:   178.21
Gross tonnage:   17065.00
Date & Time   07/03/05 13:41
Persons onboard:   19 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Material damage
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:   143.
Gross tonnage:   7973.00
Date & Time   07/03/05 13:41
Location of incident:   Coastal waters
Incident Type:   Collision
Persons onboard:   Details
Injuries/ fatalities:   13
Damage/ Pollution:   Material Damage/No Pollution


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