Research and analysis

Safety lessons: stowage and securing of liferaft

Summary of a fatal accident after fishing vessel Purbeck Isle sank, highlighting reasons why a liferaft failed to float free and inflate.


MAIB safety flyer issued May 2013

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This safety message concerns the loss of 3 lives following the failure of a liferaft to float free from a sinking fishing vessel. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry
Published 2 May 2013