Research and analysis

Safety lessons: establishing a safe shooting routine on potters

A safety message to the fishing industry on the importance of keeping crew separate from the backrope and pots as they are deploying.



Summary of a fatal man overboard from the potter Enterprise when a deckhand became caught in the backrope and was dragged overboard while 6 miles off Scarborough, highlighting the key safety lessons.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 11 April 2018