Cargo Ship Ran Aground on the Isle of Man as the Chief Officer Had to Visit the Washroom

A cargo vessel, named CEG Orbit, reportedly ran aground off the Isle of Man as the chief officer needed to visit the washroom.

The cargo vessel ran aground on 26 August on the Isle of Man, last year. It set sail from Liverpool for Belfast and was loaded with wheat grains.

A detailed report on the incident suggests that the officer, who was in charge of CEG Orbit experienced a sudden sharp intestinal pain at around 2 am.

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He then had an immediate need to leave the bridge to go to the washroom, and he did so leaving the vessel unattended. He didn’t change the vessel’s course, which would’ve prevented it from running aground.

The cargo vessel had a crew of five members, and the Master’s standing orders mention that the bridge must not be left unattended. It specifies that if it becomes necessary to leave the bridge during the watch, you must first be relieved by another.

The critical report mentioned how the Chief Officer reportedly failed to follow an instruction provided by the Master by not calling him to the bridge to be temporarily relieved from his function of safe navigation.

It suggests that it would’ve been visible to make out the shore of the Isle of Man and see the lighthouse at the Point of Ayre.

The report adds that this simply shouldn’t have happened, and advises that the firm circulates the incident to its fleets to increase awareness of the situation.

It also requested Latvian authorities, in which the cargo vessel is registered, to consider if taking any further actions is necessary.

No one was injured in the incident, and it has not caused pollution or harmed the wildlife in that area. The cargo vessel was re-floated the next day with aid from a tug boat, on the second attempt.

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