Grounding of ro-ro passenger ferry Quiberon

Location: Pilot Shoal, Plymouth Sound, England.

Accident Investigation Report 16/2000

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

quiberon.pdf (855.13 kb)


On 17 March 1999 the ferry Quiberon rounded Drake’s Island in Plymouth Sound, England, when the master made a course alteration. The manoeuvre was misjudged and the vessel grounded on Pilot Shoal. The vessel was successfully refloated and returned to the berth at Mill Bay under its own power.

Published: 12 June 2000

Published 23 January 2015