Research and analysis

Safety lessons: assessing risks when mooring your fishing vessel

A safety message to the fishing industry on the importance of assessing the suitability of a berth and the continued monitoring of mooring lines.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2016

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Summary of the flooding and sinking of the scallop dredger Fredwood on a drying berth in Maryport, England on 6 April 2016 highlighting the key safety lessons learned during the investigation.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing vessel industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 17 November 2016