Grounding of ro-ro passenger ferry European Highlander
Location: Attempting to berth at Cairnryan, Scotland.
Completed PE Summary: European Highlander
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Nassau|
|Date & Time||08/01/05 06:41|
|Location of incident:||Scottish Coastal Waters|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor Damage/No Pollution|
This Ro-Ro ferry grounded while trying to berth at Cairnryan in very high winds. The vessel was successfully refloated the following day and no injuries or pollution resulted from the accident.
The Chief Inspector wrote to P&O Ferries supporting the actions they have taken as a result of their internal inquiry and further commenting that, in future:
- Passage planning should include details of abort positions, and,
The radar recorded by the vessel’s VDR should be properly adjusted and set at an appropriate range scale.