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Ocean Way investigation report and safety flyer published

Capsize and sinking of fishing vessel Ocean Way resulting in the loss of 3 lives.

Fishing vessel Ocean Way
Photograph of fishing vessel Ocean Way FR349

The report into MAIB’s investigation of the capsize and sinking of the 17m twin rig stern trawler Ocean Way, 100 miles off the north-east coast of England on 2 November 2014, is now published. The vessel had 5 crew on board; 2 were rescued and 3 lives were lost.

The report contains details of what happened, actions taken and a recommendation. Read more.

The MAIB has produced a safety flyer to the fishing industry which accompanies its report. Along with a summary of what happened, the flyer also highlights important safety lessons for the fishing community regarding the fitting of EPIRBs with an integral GNSS receiver; ensuring that freeing ports are of the correct size and are functioning; and, quartering seas creating a broaching risk for well-found vessels.

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Published 18 November 2015