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Stella Maris investigation report and safety flyer published

Capsize and sinking of the 9.96m stern trawler Stella Maris, 14 miles east of Sunderland, England.

Fishing vessel Stella Maris
Stella Maris, photograph courtesy of Jon Irwin

The report into MAIB’s investigation into the capsize and sinking of the modified fishing vessel Stella Maris on 10 February 2015 is now published.

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

The MAIB has also produced a safety flyer to the fishing industry which accompanies its report. Along with a summary of what happened, the flyer also highlights the importance of intact stability assessments and fitted liferafts.

Published 10 December 2015