Research and analysis
Safety lessons: keeping safe on board small fishing vessels
A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting how safety on fishing vessels under 15 metres can be encouraged and improved.
This summary concerns an engine room fire, likely as a result of an electrical defect igniting cable insulation, and the abandonment of a small wooden creel boat. It contains pertinent lessons for owners and skippers of any fishing vessel under 15 metres.
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Published 1 July 2004