Grounding of general cargo vessel Lerrix

Location: Off the coast of Denmark.

Completed PE Summary: Lerrix

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Lerrix
Registered Owner/Manager The Lerrix Shipping Company Limited
Port of Registry Hull
Flag UK
Type General cargo vessel
Built 1976
Classification society Germanischer Lloyd
Construction Steel
Length Overall 73.5m
Gross Tonnage 1989
Date 27/04/2006
Location of Incident Off the Danish coast
Incident Type Grounding
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution Serious hull damage


The loaded general cargo vessel Lerrix grounded off the Danish coast, sustaining serious hull damage, while on passage from Rotterdam to Aarhus, Denmark in poor visibility.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has written to the owner of the vessel concerning the following:

  • The importance of completing a proper passage plan for each and every voyage, including laying the track to follow/ course line on the chart.
  • The masters obligations concerning immediately reporting an accident such as a grounding to the coastal state when within territorial waters.



Published 23 January 2015