Dragging anchor and grounding of general cargo vessel Manaav Star

Location: Camber Sands, Rye, England.

Completed PE Summary: Manaav Star

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Type:   General Cargo Vessel
Date   11/09/04
Location of incident:   Camber Sands, Rye
Incident Type:   Grounding


Grounding of general cargo vessel on Camber Sands, Rye, after dragging anchor.

Action taken

A Chief Inspector’s letter was sent to the owner, master and the flag state highlighting the following safety issues:

  • The need to carefully plan the position of anchorage, taking into consideration the prevailing weather conditions and forecast
  • The need to have main engines ready for immediate manoeuvre, especially in a poor weather forecast The need to use all available means to prevent dragging anchor, which include the immediate use of the second anchor and/or letting go the remainder of cable on the anchor in use



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