Research and analysis

Safety lessons: stability of your modified under 15m fishing vessel

A safety message to the fishing industry that lifting operations or modifications may affect the stability of your fishing vessel.


MAIB safety flyer issued December 2015

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Summary of the capsize and sinking of modified stern trawler Stella Maris while attempting to lift overweight cod end from a high ‘A’ frame gantry, highlighting key findings from the investigation.

The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry

Further information

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident and is available to download from our reports section.

Published 10 December 2015