Safety Bulletin 1/1999
On 30 June 1999 an explosion occurred in the sail training vessel Lord Trenchard while alongside in Poole Harbour. Four people were on board; all were injured, one very seriously. The vessel was badly damaged. The ongoing investigation found that the leakage of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) was a crucial factor.
This bulletin was published to remind owners, skippers and crews of the potential dangers associated with use of LPG in small craft.
Issued: July 1999