MCIB/68 - Sea Hamex

Report Name
Report Of The Investigation Into The Grounding Of The Malta Registered Car Carrier "Sea Hamex" At Rosslare Europort, Co. Wexford On 28th January 2003. 
Rosslare Europort, Co. Wexford 
Date of Incident
Tuesday 28 January 2003
Wednesday 28 April 2004
On Tuesday 28th January 2003, the Malta registered car carrier "Sea Hamex" arrived in Rosslare Europort, Co. Wexford with a cargo of cars from Le Havre, France. During the process of berthing at the port, after one unsuccessful attempt, the vessel was then blown onto the end of the pier of Berths 1 and 2, causing damage to the vessel\Zs starboard side. After this, in an effort to clear the harbour the vessel was blown bodily in a south east direction and grounded between the ramps of berths 2 and 3. There was no pilot or tugs in attendance. At the time of the grounding, the sea state was rough with a west-northwest gale force 8, occasionally strong gale force 9 wind. The vessel was subsequently re-floated at 1605hrs on Wednesday 29th January 2003 and with tug assistance was brought alongside Berth 2 early on the following morning. Due to the damages suffered in the incidents the vessel was towed to Cork, where repairs were subsequently carried out in the local drydock. There were no injuries suffered to any person in the incident. There was no pollution resulting from the incident.
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