Incorrect painter release hook connection causing rescue boat to fall from ro-ro passenger ferry Pride of Bilbao with 2 people injured

Location: Cherbourg Harbour, France.

Accident Investigation Report: Pride of Bilbao

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

pride-of-bilbao.pdf (1,295.15 kb)


Report on the investigation of a rescue boat falling from Pride of Bilbao into Cherbourg Harbour, injuring two people on 1 July 2000.

Published 23 January 2015