Research and analysis
Safety lessons: stability of small fishing vessels
Summary of the capsize and sinking of JMT highlighting stability issues and use of life saving equipment.
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This safety message concerns the capsize and foundering of the fishing vessel JMT (M99) resulting in 2 fatalities while 3.8nm off Rame Head in the English Channel on 9 July 2015.
The flyer highlights the findings of the MAIB investigation and key safety lessons for stability of small fishing vessels particularly following modification. It also reiterates the importance of lifesaving equipment such as PFDs and float free EPIRBs.
The information has been prepared for members of the:
- fishing industry
An investigation report has also been produced for this accident and is available to download from the reports section of this website.