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Safety lessons: awareness of stability risks when beam trawling

A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting advice to operators and skippers of the risk of capsize when operating beam trawlers.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2003

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Summary of the capsize of the beam trawler Flamingo with loss of 4 lives when a weight of rocks and shells in the port net caused it to break at a “weak link”.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Updates to this page

Published 1 July 2003

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