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Safety lessons: modifications to your vessel can reduce stability

A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting the importance of seeking professional advice before making modifications to a vessel.

Documents

MAIB safety flyer issued May 2005

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Details

This safety message concerns the loss of 4 lives on fishing vessel Chelaris J. Alterations to the vessel had reduced its stability such that it lost the ability to right itself when its gear became snagged on a sandbank. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 23 May 2005