Research and analysis

Safety lessons: fatigue and watch alarms

Summary of the fatal grounding of the stern trawler Brothers highlighting the serious risk of fatigue for self employed fishermen.



This safety message concerns the death of the 2 crew of a fishing vessel after the watchkeeper fell asleep. It also provides advise to fit an EPIRB and a liferaft with a hydrostatic release mechanism. This information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry