Explosion on sail training vessel Lord Trenchard with 4 people injured

Location: Berthed in Poole Harbour, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Lord Trenchard

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

lord trenchard.pdf (2,191.09 kb)


On 30 June 1999 four people were on board sail training vessel Lord Trenchard at her berth in Poole Harbour, England. When the skipper tried to start the diesel generator an accumulation of LPG ignited, resulting in an explosion. The four crew on board were injured, including the skipper who received severe injures. The vessel was badly damaged.

Published: 28 April 2000

Published 23 January 2015