Grounding of general cargo vessel Hohebank

Location: The approaches to Varberg, Sweden.

Completed PE Summary: Hohebank

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Hohebank
Registered Owner/Manager Intrada Ships Management Ltd
Port of Registry Rochester
Flag UK
Type General cargo vessel
Built 1977
Classification society Germanischer Lloyd
Construction Steel
Length Overall 79.71m
Gross Tonnage 1687
Date/Time 28/09/2005, 0330
Location of Incident Foreign waters, off Varberg
Incident Type Grounding
Persons Onboard 6 crew
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution Material damage/None


General cargo vessel grounded in the approaches to Varberg, Sweden.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector wrote to the operators of Hohebank recommending they identify and establish controls to ensure that ship’s staff understand and adhere to company policies and procedures; particular focus to be placed on ensuring compliance with the company’s drug and alcohol policy and requirements with respect to bridge watchkeeping at sea.

Published 23 January 2015