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Safety lessons: dangers of unfenced openings on your fishing vessel

A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting the importance of minimising exposure to unfenced openings and adopting safe working practices.


MAIB accident flyer issued June 2016

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Summary of the fatal man overboard accident from the fishing vessel Enterprise (PD147) while 16nm north of Dogger Bank in the North Sea on 9 July 2015 highlighting the key safety lessons learned during the investigation. It also demonstrates the importance of wearing lifejackets while working on deck and the benefits of conducting regular emergency drills.

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 22 June 2016