Safety warning after dragging anchor and grounding of vessel

This documents makes urgent recommendations to ship owners and masters.

Safety Bulletin 1/2002

SB-1-2002-Willy.pdf (177.38 kb)


Grounding of product tanker Willy in Cawsand Bay, Cornwall, 1 January 2002, highlighting procedures and precautions to be considered when anchoring, especially in confined waters when an anchorage becomes exposed to onshore weather conditions.

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