Loss of propulsion on ro-ro passenger ferry Stena Europe
Location: Off Rosslare, Republic of Ireland.
Completed PE Summary: Stena Europe
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Stena Line UK Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Fishguard|
|Type:||Ro-Ro vehicle/passenger ferry|
|Classification society:||Norske Veritas|
|Date & Time||30/01/03|
|Location of incident:||Rosslare harbour area|
|Incident Type:||Machinery failure|
|Persons onboard:||65 crew 155 passengers|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor Damage|
Cooling water failure resulting in all four main engines stopping, leading to total loss of propulsion.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents wrote to Stena Line supporting the actions taken and recommending that their internal inquiry should cover the following issues:
The need for redundancy in critical systems
Risk assessment of the proximity of vessels to hazards to navigation
The need for exercises involving the emergency services of all regions used by the vessel
The importance of routine maintenance
The incident was fully investigated by the Marine Casualty Investigation board of Republic of Ireland.