Location: Larne Harbour area, Northern Ireland.
Completed PE Summary: Stena Pioneer
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Stena Line Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Hamilton|
|Type:||Ro-ro vehicle/passenger ferry|
|Classification society:||Norske Veritas|
|Date & Time||27/08/04 07:43|
|Location of incident:||Larne harbour area|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor Damage/No Pollution|
Switchboard fire caused by mechanical breakdown within a generator breaker.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents wrote to:
Stena Line supporting the actions taken as a result of their internal inquiry
Broadgate, the manufacturer of the VDR, recommending that they make all users aware of procedures to ensure that the VDR is switched on and to ensure that the MAIB is kept informed of changes to their VDRs that could affect data retrieval.