MAIB report into grounding of feeder container vessel COASTAL ISLE

Please find attached link to the MAIB report into the grounding of feeder container vessel COASTAL ISLE on the Island of Bute July 2012.

Why the Chief Officer left the bridge whilst alone on watch remains a mystery. This use of a deadman alarm would have avoided this grounding. Fraudulent Panamanian certificates have been in the news before, and is a salutary reminder for us as managers to verify CoCs with their issuing administration, not the registry providing the endorsement or equivalent certificate.

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.