Location: River Thames, England.
Completed PE Summary: Titania
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Capital Frogs Ltd|
|Date & Time||21/11/03 16:27|
|Location of incident:||River Thames|
|Incident Type:||Machinery failure|
|Persons onboard:||2 crew 8 passengers|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor damage|
Amphibious passenger vessel with 8 passengers and 2 crew on board made contact with a moored vessel on the River Thames and adopted a large list. All onboard were rescued by emergency services.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has made recommendations to the owner of the vessel. Recommendations include:
Evaluate the merits of a dedicated manager with marine experience
Improve the company’s Domestic Safety Management system to provide easier auditing of related documentation
Improve procedures for marshalling of passengers in an emergency
Conduct risk assessments on emergency procedures
Improve safety briefings prior to the waterborne phase of the combined road/river tours