Research and analysis

Safety lessons: keeping your fishing crew safe by reviewing risk assessments

Safety message to the fishing industry to regularly review things such as boarding arrangements and a reminder about the effects of alcohol.



A summary of the fatal man overboard from the fishing vessel Constant Friend (N83), when a crewman had been socialising ashore and fell into the water while attempting to board the boat in Kilkeel Harbour. The summary highlights key safety lessons learned.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 22 March 2018