Research and analysis

Safety lessons: use of petrol or diesel-driven portable pumps

Summary of a fatal accident on fishing vessel Starlight Rays, highlighting the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning in enclosed spaces.


MAIB safety flyer issued June 2012

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This safety message concerns the death of a crewman while operating a petrol engine-driven pump in a fish hold. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry
Published 14 June 2012