Marine Accident Investigation Branch report

Lifting arrangement failure between heavy lift barge Enak and general cargo vessel Loveletter with 1 person injured and loss of 1 life

Location: Sunderland Docks, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Enak/Loveletter

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

enak loveletter.pdf (1,560.00 kb)

Report summary

During an operation between heavy lift barge Enak and general cargo vessel Loveletter a lifting arrangement failed. The accident happened while the vessels were alongside Sunderland Docks, England on 9 May 1997. One crew from Enak lost his life and another was injured.

Published: 16 December 1998

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