Safety warning after large wash wave from high speed ferry hits angling boat with loss of 1 life

This document highlights urgent action to be taken by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and makes a recommendation to users of small craft.

Safety Bulletin 2/1999

SB-2-1999-Purdy.pdf (122.29 kb)


One man lost from angling boat Purdy after it was struck by a large wave off Harwich, England on 17 July 1999.

Issued: August 1999

Published 23 January 2015