Research and analysis

Safety lessons: assessing the suitability of an unfamiliar berth

A message to the fishing industry on the importance of talking to the harbour authority and taking precautionary measures if intending to take the ground.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2016

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Summary of the grounding and capsize of the berthed trawler Saint Christophe 1 resulting in flooding and sinking in Dartmouth harbour on 10 March 2016, highlighting several key safety lessons learned from the investigation.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 16 November 2016