Research and analysis

Safety lessons: keeping alert to risks during single-handed fishing operations

Safety message to the fishing industry about the need to regularly conduct risk assessments and adopt appropriate control measures.



A summary of the fatal man overboard from single-handed creel boat Varuna (BRD 684) off the north-west coast of Scotland, highlighting the key safety lessons learned.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 4 July 2018