Research and analysis

Safety lessons: operating gear on single-handed fishing vessels

Summary of a fatal accident to lone fisherman on fishing vessel Our Boy Andrew highlighting hazards with equipment and processes.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2011

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This safety message concerns the death of a single-handed fisherman while hauling in fishing gear. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry