Research and analysis

Safety lessons: developing a strong safety culture on your fishing vessel

A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting the importance of wearing lifejackets or personal flotation devices on the working deck environment.


MAIB safety flyer issued October 2016

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Summary of the man overboard and loss of a crewman from the twin rig trawler Aquarius off Aberdeen on 17 August 2015 highlighting the key safety lessons learned during the investigation.

The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry

Further information

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident and is available to download from the reports section of this website.

Published 6 October 2016