Research and analysis

Safety lessons: assessing the risk of falling overboard from your fishing vessel

A safety message to the fishing industry on the importance of risk assessments and wearing lifejackets or personal flotation devices when working on deck.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2016

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Summary of the fatal man overboard from the stern trawler Apollo in heavy seas, north-west of Orkney on 18 April 2016 highlighting the key safety lessons learned during the investigation.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 3 November 2016