Grounding of dry cargo vessel Urte

Location: River Trent, England.

Completed PE Summary: Urte

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Registered Owner & Manager:   Reederei Erwin Strahlmann
Port of registry:   Hamburg
Flag:   Antigua & Barbuda
Type:   Dry Cargo/multi-deck
Built:   1977
Classification society:   Germanischer Lloyd
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   96.32
Gross tonnage:   2551.00
Date & Time   09/09/02 22:24
Location of incident:   River Trent
Incident Type:   Grounding
Persons onboard:   8 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Minor damage


Grounding of cargo vessel on the River Trent.

Action taken

In view of the actions being undertaken by ABP namely:

  • The issue of Pilot Notice No.52

  • The agreement to carry out a review of sailing schedules and under keel clearances on the Trent, Ouse and Humber

And that the lessons to be learnt from this accident can be successfully promulgated through:

  • The issue of a safety digest article by MAIB

A full investigation is not considered necessary and therefore not recommended.

Published 23 January 2015