Flooding, engine failure and grounding of refrigerated cargo vessel Green Lily with loss of 1 life during rescue

Location: Off Shetland Islands, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report: Green Lily

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

green- lily-pub-1999.pdf (4,514.12 kb)

Report summary

On the 19 November 1997 refrigerated cargo vessel Green Lily grounded off the East Coast of Bressay, Shetland Islands, Scotland. The vessel had suffered flooding and main engine failure during heavy weather. The ship’s crew were rescued but a helicopter winchman was swept into the sea and lost.

Published: 11 August 1999

Published 23 January 2015