Shift of timber deck cargo on general cargo vessel Scot Ranger during heavy weather
Location: Off Cornwall, England.
Completed PE Summary: Scot Ranger
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Intrada Ships Management Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Inverness|
|Type:||General cargo/single deck|
|Location of incident:||English coastal waters|
|Incident Type:||Cargo handling failure|
|Persons onboard:||6 crew|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor damage/ No pollution|
Shift of timber deck cargo in heavy weather leading to a hazardous angle of list. The starboard timber rail, a steel structure restraining the timber deck cargo, failed during the accident.
The owners were recommended to ensure the following:
The strengthening of the timber rails on the ships managed by them, if, after carrying out strength calculations the Classification Society indicate that this is necessary
The friction between timber deck cargoes and hatch covers is maximised and steel on steel interfaces are avoided if possible