Research and analysis

Safety lessons: precautionary measures when shooting nets on trawlers

A safety message to the fishing industry on the importance of conducting risk assessments to prevent crew from going overboard.


MAIB safety flyer issued December 2015

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Summary of a fatal accident after a person was dragged overboard while freeing a snagged net from twin rig trawler Beryl, highlighting the key findings from the investigation.

This information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 2 December 2015