Research and analysis

Safety lessons: dangers of walking on fishing vessel tipping doors

A safety message to the fishing industry to highlight safe alternatives to walking on tipping doors and the importance of regular manoverboard drills.



Summary of a fatal man overboard accident from fishing vessel King Challenger highlighting key safety issues learned during the investigation, including the importance of safe working practices and wearing lifejackets. It also details the danger of cold water shock and cold water incapacitation.

The information has been prepared for:

  • fishing industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 2 March 2017