M2017-04 Capsizing and sinking of pilot boat (FIN) in the Gulf of Finland, to the south of Emäsalo, on 8 december 2017

The Safety Investigation Authority of Finland has decided to initiate an investigation, under Section 2 of the Safety Investigation Act (525/2011), into the sinking of pilot boat 242 to the south of Emäsalo on 8 December 2017.

Pilot boat 242 was picking up a pilot from a vessel when the boat capsized and sank. Two crew members of the pilot boat lost their lives in the accident.

Captain and MSc. Tech. Tapani Salmenhaara has been appointed as the head of the investigation team and M.A. Ilona Hatakka, Ph.D Tech. Jerzy Matusiak, Captain Teemu Leppälä, Naval Architect Niklas Rönnberg, Lieutenant Commander (ret.) Matti Salokorpi and Safety Investigator Heikki Harri have been appointed as members. Risto Haimila, Chief Marine Safety Investigator, will serve as the Investigator-in-Charge.

Published 14.12.2017