Grounding of general cargo vessel Douwent

Location: Haisborough Sand off Norfolk, England.

Accident Investigation Report 4/2014

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

Douwent.pdf (920.17 kb)


On 26 February 2013 general cargo ship Douwent grounded off the east coast of England on Haisborough Sand, in the North Sea. The vessel re-floated approximately 1 hour later and anchored in safe water nearby. Douwent lost its rudder during the grounding and had to be towed by tug to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for survey and repair.

Published: 29 January 2014

Published 23 January 2015