Crush incident with power operated watertight door on ro-ro passenger ferry P&OSL Kent with loss of 1 life

Location: English Channel en route to Dover, England.

Accident Investigation Report: P&OSL Kent

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

p&osl-kent.pdf (3,263.42 kb)


On 10 November 1998 passenger/ro-ro cargo vessel P&OSL Kent was in the English Channel en route to Dover, England. During the voyage a member of the engine room crew became trapped in a watertight door. He was released from the door but was later declared dead.

Published: 1999

Published 23 January 2015