REPORT ON THE COLLISION BETWEEN BRITISH TRENT AND WESTERN WINNER

The article describes the collision between the 25,174 dwt tanker BRITISH TRENT and the 30,396 dwt bulk carrier WESTERN WINNER in June 1993. Both vessels' hulls were opened up at their port fore-ends and the cargo which spilled from the BRITISH TRENT immediately caught fire, resulting in the abandonment of the vessel. Twenty crew were rescued from the sea but nine died as a result of smoke inhalation. The UK Department of Transport has recently published their report on the accident and this article outlines the findings of the report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Safety at Sea Intl, n 316, July 1995, p 17
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM