Research and analysis

Safety lessons: dangers of disturbed periods of rest while at sea

A safety message for the fishing industry on the need for appropriate manning levels to ensure each crew member is properly rested.


MAIB safety flyer issued April 2009

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This summary concerns the grounding of fishing vessel Niamh Aine after its watchkeeper fell asleep and how similar accidents can be prevented.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

A preliminary examination has also been produced for this accident.

Published 16 April 2009