Research and analysis

Safety lessons: persons overboard after contact with fishing gear

Summary of 3 fatalities from fishing vessels Korenbloem, Osprey III and Optik highlighting the common factors found in the accidents.


MAIB safety flyer issued May 2010

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This safety message concerns the death of 3 people after falling or being dragged overboard from UK fishing vessels during a 1 month period. Safety issues include working practices, use of personal protective equipment and casualty recovery. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry