Failure of cargo pump and subsequent explosion on tanker Esso Mersey with loss of 2 lives
Location: Fawley Marine Terminal, Southampton, England.
Accident Investigation Report: Esso Mersey
Investigation reports into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:
Report of the investigation into the explosion on the Motor Tanker Esso Mersey on 4 September 1991 resulting in the loss of two lives.
In light of new evidence the Inspector’s Inquiry was reopened.
Reopened Inquiry published: 1996. Originally published: 1993