Grounding of dry cargo vessel Urte

Location: River Trent, England.

Completed PE Summary: Urte

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Urte
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 96.32m
Gross Tonnage 2551
Date/Time 09/09/2002, 2224
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