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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.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2004

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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.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry
Published 1 July 2004