Research and analysis

Safety lessons: developing a safe system of work on fishing vessels

Safety message to the fishing industry about ensuring vessel risk controls reflect on board operational practice.



A summary of a fatal man overboard from the creel fishing vessel North Star (WK 673) during shooting operations while 16nm north of Cape Wrath, Scotland, highlighting the key safety lessons learned.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 8 November 2018