Research and analysis
Safety lessons: assessing the suitability of a berth
Summary of the grounding and sinking of a berthed fishing vessel highlighting several key safety lessons.
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This safety message concerns the grounding and capsize of the berthed trawler Saint Christophe 1 resulting in it flooding and sinking in Dartmouth harbour on 10 March 2016.
The flyer highlights the findings of the MAIB investigation and the key safety lessons, including the importance of communicating with the harbour authority and taking precautionary measures if intending to take the ground.
The information has been prepared for members of the:
- fishing industry
An investigation report has also been produced for this accident and is available to download from the reports section of this website.