MCIB/70 - Stena Europe
Report Into The Circumstances Surrounding The Loss Of Propulsion On Board The Passenger Ro-Ro Motor Vessel ‘Stena Europe’ On 30th January 2003 Shortly After Departing Rosslare Europort.
Date of Incident
Thursday 30 January 2003
Tuesday 31 August 2004
"Stena Europe", a 24,828 tonne ro-ro passenger ferry departed Rosslare Europort on 30th January 2003 at 12.09 hours for Fishguard, Wales with 155 passengers and 65 crew on board. Approximately 30 minutes later the vessel suffered a complete loss of propulsion and drifted down onto and then past the Tuskar Rock Lighthouse off the Co. Wexford coastline. Emergency services were alerted to the situation and the vessel regained full propulsion by 14.00 hours. The situation was declared under control and the "Stena Europe" continued on its voyage to Pembroke without further incident. ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL TIMES.