Research and analysis

Safety lessons: checking fishing vessels for shortcomings

A safety message to the fishing industry about avoiding accidents by checking, inspecting and revising safety measures.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2003

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This summary concerns urgent safety recommendations made following the sinking of Solway Harvester off the Isle of Man with the loss of 7 lives.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

A summary report and a full investigation report have also been produced for this accident.

A safety bulletin was also issued in the weeks immediately following the accident.

Published 13 July 2003