Research and analysis

Analysis of fishing vessel accident data

In depth analysis of the data held on the MAIB's database of fishing vessel accidents which occurred between 1992 and 2000.



This study identifies trends and the most common fundamental causes behind fishing vessel accidents recorded during a 9 year period. The topics explored are:

  • frequency and type of accidents
  • principal factors which lie behind the more common accidents
  • establishing areas where improvements in procedures or training would have the most effect on reducing accident frequency and severity

The document also contains detailed accident factor tables and graphs.