Main engine failure on general cargo vessel Fri Stream and subsequent slipping of mooring rope with 1 person injured
Location: Engine failure at off Orkney, Scotland. Injury at Kirkwall, Scotland.
Completed PE Summary: Fri Stream
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Kopervik Ship Management AS|
|Port of registry:||Nassau|
|Classification society:||Bureau Veritas|
|Date & Time||13 November 2006 06:00|
|Location of incident:||Coastal 5903.0N 00346.0W|
|Incident Type:||Engine Room Failure|
|Persons onboard:||6 crew|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 personal injury|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Material damage|
While on passage west of Orkney in poor weather, MV Fri Stream suffered a main engine failure that left her immobilised and drifting onto a lee shore. She was taken in tow by the rig supply vessel Edda Frigg, who took her to a safe anchorage in Deer Sound. Fri Stream was eventually moved alongside in Kirkwall by the ETV Anglian Prince. However, during this manoeuvre the Chief Officer sustained a broken arm when a rope under load slipped from a single post mooring point.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has written to the owners of Fri Stream recommending that they review the mooring arrangements onboard, and take such action as is necessary to provide a safe means of mooring the vessel when operating in coastal harbours and seaways.