Grounding on uncharted bank of jack-up barge Octopus while being towed by tug Harald

Location: Stronsay Firth, near the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 18/2007

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

Harold&OctopusReport.pdf (2,518.51 kb)

Annexes (1,026.33 kb)


Report of the investigation of the grounding of the jack-up barge Octopus towed by the tug Harald, Stronsay Firth, Orkney Islands on 8 September 2006.

Published: 14 August 2007

Published 23 January 2015