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SHIP NAME: Princess Eva KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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On a voyage down the west coast of Scotland and off the north west coast of Ireland severe weather was encountered with winds reported of up to force 11. On the morning of the 28th January 2003, the ford liferaft broke free from its cradle and inflated. After being hit by a large wave breaking over the bow of the ship whilst attempting to re-secure the raft, two crew members lost their lives and a third one was seriously injured but survived and was airlifted from the vessel to Galway Hospital.

COMMENTS FROM THE REPORTING PARTY (IRELAND): The element of the report dealing with pollution prevention aspect of this incident and the structural defects on the ship and subsequent detention and discharge of HFO to tankers is missing.

4. Issues Raised/Lessons Learned: As long as there is no direct danger to the safety of the ship and her crew, crew members should never be sent on deck during severe weather conditions. The loss of life of two crew members and the serious injuries sustained by a third crew member are a high price to pay for an attempt to secure a liferaft.


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The GISIS entry is based on the Irish report. No evidence of a report from flag state Panama. The Irish comment refers in part to the ship's 35 day detention at Killybegs starting 2003-01-30 after the Irish found cracked decks and serious corrosion. We dont know why this is not in GISIS. Two weeks earlier Danish PSC had found 10 serious deficiencies, but had not noted any deck cracks, and had not detained the ship. Not sure what the Irish reference to pollution means.