Research and analysis

Safety lessons: keeping a proper lookout at sea and wearing flotation devices

Safety messages to the fishing industry and the sea angling community about staying alert to the proximity of other vessels and maximising your chances in event of an emergency.



A summary of the fatal accident when the recreational motor cruiser James 2 was in collision with the commercial fishing vessel Vertrouwen. James 2 was swamped by Vertrouwen’s wash and sank with the loss of 3 lives. The investigation highlighted several safety lessons for both fishing vessels and recreational craft users and are summarised in these flyers.

The information has been prepared for:

  • the fishing industry
  • the sea angling community
  • recreational craft users

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 8 March 2018