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:

Type:   General Cargo Vessel
Location of incident:   Off the Danish Coast, on passage from Rotterdam to Aarhus
Incident Type:   Grounding


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