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:

Registered Owner & Manager:   Intrada Ships Management Ltd
Port of registry:   Rochester
Flag:   UK
Type:   General Cargo
Built:   1977
Classification society:   Germanischer Lloyd
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   79.71
Gross tonnage:   1687.00
Date & Time   28/09/05 03:30
Location of incident:   Foreign water
Incident Type:   Grounding
Persons onboard:   6 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Material Damge/No Pollution


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.

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