LPG Explosion on Vertue 25

By dcm
Sunday, 4th December 2016

The recently published report into to the loss of the Laurent Giles Vertue PEGASUS earlier this year whilst on a swinging mooring in Galway Bay concludes that the explosion was most likely as a result of the gas hose  "..... becoming loose or partially detached ...... " from the cooker tail allowing gas to flow into the bilges. The report also suggests that  "...had a gas alarm been installed .....  it would have sounded ..... and could have prevented the events that followed".

Incredibly the Skipper and crew survived.

LPG installations on board should be installed in accordance with ISO 10239 regardless of the age of the boat.