Research and analysis

Safety lessons: minimising the risk posed by internal hatches and ladders

A safety message to the fishing industry on the dangers of alcohol consumption and to stress the importance of risk assessing internal hatches, ladders and stairways.



Summary of a fatal fall on board the stern trawler Artemis (FR 809) while berthed alongside in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland highlighting the importance of ensuring crew can use onboard access routes safely.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 9 January 2020