Engine failure was the root cause of
a ship-to-ship transfer collision off Southwold, UK,
an accident report has found.
Cardiff Marine's 107,000 dwt Saetta
(built 2009) and Prime marine's 65,000-dwt Conger (built 2000)
came together on August 10 after the latter's main engine
failed to start following completion of the operation.
The Saetta's strboard lifeboat and davit were damaged
bu the Conger was undamaged
and there were no injuries or pollution, the UK MAIB says.
It is the third collision between vessels
involved in STS transfers in the area
within a six week period.
A further two collisons have occurred since.