The TSB released its report into the loss of the tow of the Lubov Orlova. it makes for an interesting read – the planning for the journey was suspect, as was the tug, which was laid up for a period prior to use, and bareboat chartered by Orlova’s owner.
The tug ran into trouble repeatedly on the trip north to St Johns, and Failed a Port State inspection in Halifax. (Photo Above), finally was cleared to newfoundland, and then departed improperly equipped and in a dubious mechanical state.
you can Read the report in PDF or See all our coverage of this Incident Here