Research and analysis

Fishing vessel accident trends

The most common causes of fishing vessel accidents between 1992 and 2000.


Report of the analysis of fishing vessel accident data

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An in-depth analysis of the data held on the MAIB’s database of fishing vessel accidents over 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

It also contains detailed accident factor tables and graphs.

Published 1 July 2002