Research and analysis

Safety lessons: increasing your safety on single-handed fishing vessels

A safety message to the fishing industry about the importance of separating crew from fishing gear and how a lifejacket could have made the difference.



Summary of a fatal man overboard from the single-handed creel boat Sea Mist off Macduff, Scotland which highlights key safety lessons including wearing safety gear and having a well-considered deck layout.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 15 November 2019