Accident Investigation Report 15/2002
Read our marine accident investigation report, which includes what happened, actions taken and subsequent recommendations:
On 24 August 2001, a crewman sustained an injury during the firing of cannon on sailing vessel Grand Turk while alongside at Portsmouth.
- debris from the previous firing was disturbed by the wrong sequence of swabbing and worming, which caused a premature ignition
Recommendations have been made aimed at reducing the risk of similar accidents occurring in the future if implemented.
This report was published in April 2002.
Published 23 January 2015