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Collision between tugboat and car carrier in the port of Malmö

S-37/15
Date of occurrence: 2015-03-16

Approaching the port of Malmö the car carrier ASIAN BREEZE was assisted by two tugboats. During connection of the towing line the tugboat BONDEN came too close to the car carrier and its bulb hit BONDEN’s propeller.

BONDEN lost its maneuverability and was pushed around the bulb of the car carrier and shuffled along its starboard side. The second tugboat steered away to avoid colliding with BONDEN. As a result of the collision the car carrier got a crack in the bulb with water penetration into its ballast tank.

SHK has assessed the occurrence as a serious marine accident that could have led to a very serious marine accident.


Chairperson
Helene Arango Magnusson
Investigator in charge
Rikard Sahl

Latest investigation updates


2016-08-19 SHK:s assessment of The Swedish Maritime Administration´s response to SHK`s safety recommendations
2016-08-19 SHK:s assessment of The Swedish Transport Agency´s response to SHK`s safety recommendations
2016-08-19 Response from The Swedish Maritime Administration to SHK`s safety recommendations
2016-08-19 Response from The Swedish Transport Agency to SHK´s safety recommendations
2016-08-19 Summary and safety recommendations
2016-03-22 Final report
Final report RS 2016:01e

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