Contact made by DUKW amphibious passenger vessel Titania with moored vessel

Location: River Thames, England.

Completed PE Summary: Titania

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Titania
Registered Owner/Manager Capital Frogs Ltd
Flag UK
Type Passenger vessel
Built 1943
Construction Steel
Length Overall 10.35m
Gross Tonnage 10
Date/Time 21/11/2003, 1627
Location of Incident River Thames
Incident Type Machinery failure
Persons Onboard 2 crew, 8 passengers
Injuries/Fatalities None
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.

Action taken

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

Updates to this page

Published 23 January 2015