Flooding and sinking of motor/dive support vessel Legend

Location: The Solent off the south coast of England

Completed PE Summary: Legend

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Recreational Craft/Accident Details
Vessel Name Legend
Registered Owner/Manager Charter International
Flag UK
Type Motor vessel/dive support
Date/Time 29/06/2002, 0945
Location of Incident English coastal waters
Incident Type Flooding
Persons Onboard 2 crew 10 passengers
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution Constructive total loss


The vessel was carrying 10 divers, when flooding was discovered. The vessel sank whilst on its way back to harbour. All personnel were rescued.

Action taken

No recommendations were made as a result of this investigation.

However, MCA conducted their own enquiries into the incident, resulting in changes to the concessions/ exemptions granted to vessels which predated the required Code of Practice.

Published 23 January 2015