Accident Investigation Report 2/1999
Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:
sandkite-pub-1999.pdf (4,325.70 kb)
On 27 October 1997 Sand Kite was making for a berth on the River Thames, England. While trying to navigate through one of the Thames Flood Barrier’s spans in thick fog, the dredger collided with one of the barrier’s concrete piers. There was extensive damage to vessel and superficial damage to barrier.
Published: 29 April 1999