MAIB report into collision between Alexander Tvardovskiy, UKD Bluefin & Wilson Haw

Please find attached link to MAIB report following their investigation into the collision between Alexander Tvardovskiy and UKD Bluefin and Wilson Hawk in Immingham on 1 August 2012.

An unsafe and unreliable bridge control system replaced by an unsafe and unreliable engine room control system. It is fortunate that there were no injuries and this illustrates how ‘making do' can become an accepted practice. In this case, a failing bridge team and a failing engine room standby team worked with unreliable and unsafe control systems in perfect harmony and damaged two other vessels.

For those on board Watkins' managed boats, please ensure that all crewmembers are given an opportunity to read this and confirm so in your next HESS meeting minutes. I can be contacted at any time if anyone has any questions.