Switchboard explosion on ro-ro passenger ferry Pride of Le Havre with 2 people injured and loss of 1 life

Location: Outer breakwater of the Port of Le Havre, France.

Accident Investigation Report

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

PrideofLeHavre-98.pdf (3,240.97 kb)


On 27 July 1998 passenger/ro-ro cargo vessel Pride of Le Havre was passing the outer breakwater of the Port of Le Havre, France when a switchboard exploded. Three engine room personnel were injured in the accident. One was badly burnt and subsequently died, two survived with less severe burns.

Published: 1999

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