An inquiry into a serious accident resulting in a crush injury to a crew member aboard the Eurovoyager, operating between Ostend and Ramsgate has revealed serious safety worries involving operation of the ships watertight safety doors.
During the investigation, the UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) , discovered that ship had sailed on several occasions with watertight doors, left in the open position, as evidenced by the ships Voyage Data Recorder therefore making them “ineffective” (according to MAIB’s report)
The BBC's report claims the company TransEuropa Shipping Lines will not be commenting, which seems to be a bit short sighted on the old PR front.
Given some terrible occurrences to ships in the past, you might think a quick statement to acknowledge earlier shortcomings and a promise that you'll do what is necessary in the future would be a minimum response.
Anyway take a gander at the MIAB report by clicking here
*TSL is a sister company to TransEuropa Ferries N.V.