Heavy weather damage to ro-ro passenger ferry HRossey

Location: Off the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

Completed PE Summary: HRossey

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name HRossey
Registered Owner/Manager NorthLink Orkney & Shetland Ferries Limited
Port of Registry Kirkwall
Flag UK
Type Ro-ro passenger vessel
Classification Society Lloyd’s Register
Built 2002
Construction Steel
Length Overall 125m
Gross Tonnage 11720
Date 03/11/2002
Location of Incident Off the Shetland Islands
Incident Type Heavy weather damage
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution Vessel damaged - failure of bearing housings


Heavy weather damage to passenger vessel.

Action taken:

The Chief Inspector of marine accidents has made the following recommendation to the owner and the captain of the vessel:

  • The lessons learnt from this accident should be promulgated through the issue of a MAIB Safety Digest article.

  • A Chief Inspector’s letter should be sent to the classification society and shipbuilder bringing their attention to the failure of the bearing housings

Updates to this page

Published 23 January 2015