Grounding of ro-ro cargo vessel Octogon 3

Location: South-east of Spurn Head at entrance to River Humber, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Octogon 3

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

octogon 3.pdf (1,358.61 kb)

Report summary

On 22 October 1998 Romanian registered ro-ro cargo vessel Octogon 3 ran aground south-east of Spurn Head at the entrance to the River Humber in England. The grounding was caused by the selection of course and no allowance for either wind or tide. The vessel was successful refloated the next day.

Published: 1 October 1999

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