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:

Type:   Passenger vessel
Date   03/11/02
Incident Type:   Heavy weather damage
Injuries/ fatalities:   None


Heavy weather damage to passenger vessel.

Action taken:

The Chief Inspector of marine accidents has made the following recommendation to the owner/skipper 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

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