Research and analysis

Safety lessons: operating a vessel in heavy weather conditions

A safety message to the fishing industry on precautions to take in rough seas, including gaining the best early warning of worsening weather.


MAIB safety flyer issued September 2007

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This summary concerns the catastrophic loss of fishing vessel Meridian while it was performing guard ship duties in heavy weather, with loss of 4 lives.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 4 September 2007