Lifeboat winch failure during routine drill on passenger cruise ship Arcadia with 1 person injured

Location: Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

Accident Investigation Report: Arcadia

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

arcadia.pdf (376.93 kb)

Report summary

On 9 December 1998 while alongside at Tenerife passenger cruise ship Arcadia conducted a routine lifeboat drill. As a lifeboat was recovered after the exercise, it lowered uncontrollably into the water still attached to the fall wires. An electrical engineer was then injured when the lifeboat falls were being wound back onto the drum.

Publication: 1999.

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