Research and analysis

Safety lessons: give-way in fog even when fishing

A safety message to the fishing industry on how the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) changes when vessels are operating in fog.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2006

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


This summary concerns a collision between stand-by vessel Strilmøy and pair trawler Harvester resulting in the loss of Harvester.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 14 June 2006