Grounding of general cargo vessel Fri Ocean

Location: 2½ miles south of Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 26/2013

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

FriOcean-Report.pdf (2,439.56 kb)

Summary

On 14 June 2013, the general cargo vessel Fri Ocean ran aground 2½ miles south of Tobermory, Isle of Mull. The vessel’s bow shell plating and frames were damaged resulting in flooding to the bow thruster room. The crew carried out a temporary repair, and the vessel was re-floated.

The investigation identified fatigue as a factor.

Published: 6 December 2013

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