Grounding of general cargo vessel Arklow Sand
Location: Long Sand bank in the Wash, near Boston, Lincolnshire, England.
Completed PE Summary: Arklow Sand
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Location of incident:||“Long Sand” bank, near Boston|
The cargo vessel Arklow Sand departed the port of Boston, Lincolnshire, and had disembarked her pilot. Shortly after she grounded on the bank “ Long Sand” in the wash.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents wrote to the vessel’s owners to emphasise company procedures regarding passage planning, monitoring of the vessel’s position and the reporting of defects in ship critical equipment.