Research and analysis

Safety lessons: assessing the stability of small fishing vessels

A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting the importance of assessing stability particularly following modification to vessels.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2016

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Summary of 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 highlighting the key safety lessons learned during the investigation and reiterating the importance of lifesaving equipment such as PFDs and float free EPIRBs.

The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry

Further information

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident and is available to download from the reports section of this website.

Published 7 July 2016