Research and analysis

Safety lessons: safely operating gear on single-handed fishing vessels

A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting ways to assess and minimise risks when operating a vessel alone.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2011

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This summary concerns the death of a lone fisherman while hauling in fishing gear on the stern trawler Our Boy Andrew.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 17 November 2011