Lifting wire failures on fast rescue craft davit of stand-by vessel Dea Fighter with total of 3 people injured

Location: First incident at Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland, second incident at Buchan Alpha Offshore Installation.

Accident Investigation Report 39/2000

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

dea fighter.pdf (1,290.54 kb)


Safety stand-by vessel Dea Fighter is equipped with two davit launched fast rescue craft. During 1999 the lifting wire of the starboard FRC davit failed twice. First on 13 May when in Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland with one injury, and then on 16 July at an offshore installation with two injuries.

Published: December 2000

Published 23 January 2015