Research and analysis

Safety lessons: stowing and securing liferafts properly

A safety message to the fishing industry about rigging liferafts and the correct methods for securing them using hydrostatic release units.

Documents

MAIB safety flyer issued May 2013

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Details

This summary concerns the loss of 3 lives following the failure of a liferaft to float free when the fishing vessel Purbeck Isle sank.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 2 May 2013