Failure of starboard outer bow door on ro-ro passenger ferry Pride of Provence before departure from port

Location: Port of Calais, France.

Accident Investigation Report: Pride of Provence

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

Pride of Provence.pdf (1,267.45 kb)

Summary

At 1212, on 22 February 2004, the starboard outer bow door on the P&O cross channel ro-ro passenger ferry Pride of Provence failed as it was being closed prior to departure from the port of Calais. The vessel was rendered unseaworthy and the passengers and vehicles were disembarked.

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