Grounding of cargo ship KERTU outside Landsort

Civil Maritime Transport
Date of occurrence: 2014-10-29

The cargo ship KERTU (registered in Malta) was on its way from Bålsta in Sweden to Kokkola in Finland. Shortly after the pilot had disembarked outside Landsort, the ship ran aground.

The ship was able to get off the ground but was so damaged that it nearly was lost. Some of the crew members were evacuated. A major rescue operation was carried out and the ship could be bilged and then assisted to Oxelösund.

Jonas Bäckstrand
Investigator in charge
Rikard Sahl

Latest investigation updates

2017-07-11 SHK:s assessment of Hansa Ship Management Ltd´s response to SHK´s safety recommendations
2017-07-11 Response from Hansa Ship Management Ltd to SHK´s safety recommendations
2017-01-20 Summary and Safety recommendations
2016-11-29 Final report
RS 2016:10e Final Report

Investigation started
Fact-finding phase
Stakeholder meeting held
Analyzing phase
External consultation process closed
Final report published
Recommendation handling underway
Recommendation handling closed