Girting, capsize and sinking of workboat/tug Trijnie, while assisting petroleum products tanker Tillerman, with loss of 1 life

Location: Approach channel to Milford Docks, Port of Milford Haven, Wales

Accident Investigation Report: Trijnie

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

Trijnie.pdf (1,630.64 kb)


On 8 September 1998 the workboat/tug Trijnie was assisting the petroleum products tanker, Tillerman, to enter a lock prior to dry-docking at Milford Docks, Milford Haven. The tug girted, capsized and sank after attempting a turn to starboard. The coxswain was rescued after jumping into the water. A second crew member was trapped on board and died.

Published: July 1999

Published 23 January 2015