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:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Charter International|
|Type:||Motor vessel/Dive support|
|Date & Time||29/06/02 09:45|
|Location of incident:||English coastal waters|
|Persons onboard:||2 Crew 10 Passengers|
|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.
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.