MARINE ACCIDENT REPORT: GROUNDING OF THE PANAMANIAN-FLAG PASSENGER CARFERRY M/V A. REGINA, MONA ISLAND, PUERTO RICO, FEBRUARY 15, 1985
The Dominican Ferries Line M/V A. REGINA, a Panamanian-flag 330- foot, 3,658-gross-ton passenger car ferry ran aground on the southeast coast of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, at 0020 on February 15, 1985, while en route from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. After unsuccessful attempts to refloat the REGINA, the 72 crew members and 143 passengers were landed by the vessel's lifeboats and life rafts on Mona Island and subsequently flown back to Mayaguez. One crew member was injured slightly when leaving the vessel. The stranded vessel, valued at $5 million, was considered a total loss. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the grounding of the A. REGINA at Mona Island, Puerto Rico, was the failure of the master to monitor the vessel's progress along the charted course line by plotting navigation fixes so as to detect the vessel's set and drift. Contributing to the accident was the master's failure to make a leeway steering allowance for wind, sea, and current effects when plotting a course line close to the island, his assuming a watch while on medication and in a fatigued physical condition, and his failure to maintain an adequate lookout.
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1986-1-23
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash investigation; Ferries; Groundings (Maritime crashes); Marine safety; Reports; Water transportation crashes
- Old TRIS Terms: A. regina (Vessel)
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00648845
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-MAR-86-02
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM