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Safety lessons: keeping safe around fishing vessel working gear

A safety message to the fishing industry on the importance of having control measures against falling overboard.


MAIB safety flyer issued September 2009

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This summary concerns a fatal fall overboard from the scallop dredger Maggie Ann and how 5 steps can minimise the risk of similar accidents happening again or, in an emergency be ready for a manoverboard recovery.

This information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 8 September 2009