MAIB announces completion of investigation into Key Bora grounding

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch has announced the completion of its investigation into the grounding of chemical/oil products tanker Key Bora (IMO 9316024) in the approaches to Kyleakin pier, Isle of Skye, Scotland on March 28th 2020 (IMN April 3rd 2020).

MAIB said that a draft report was being prepared, which would be distributed “in due course” to stakeholders for a 30-day consultation period.

The vessel ran aground while approaching Kyleakin pier on the Isle of Skye. The vessel was en route from Esbjerg to Kyleakin, with 12 crew members on board.

The vessel was holed in ballast tanks number five port side and number four starboard side. The vessel sailed the following morning from Kyleakin to Greenock. The vessel had 500 tons of leicithin, 1,500 tons of rapeseed, 1,090 tons of fish oil as cargo.

It berthed at the Garvel Clyde Shipyard in Greenock for repairs in the early evening of March 31st.

2006-built, Gibraltar-flagged, 2,627 gt Key Bora is owned by Key Shipping AS care of manager Sea Tank Chartering of Bergen, Norway. ISM Manager is V Ships UK Ltd of Glasgow, UK. It is entered with Skuld (Business Unit Skuld Bergen) on behalf of Sea Tank Chartering AS.