Research and analysis

Safety lessons: conducting regular, realistic drills on fishing vessels

A safety message to the fishing industry about developing and practising potential coping strategies in an emergency such as major flooding.


MAIB safety flyer issued May 2018


Summary of the flooding and sinking of the stern trawler Ocean Way while 18 nautical miles north-east of Lerwick, Scotland to highlight the key safety lessons.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 24 May 2018