Research and analysis

Safety lessons: watchkeeper fatigue/abandoning a vessel

Summary of the grounding and foundering of fishing vessel Kerloch, highlighting ways to keep watchkeepers alert and abandonment procedures.



This safety message concerns the grounding and foundering of a fishing vessel due to watchkeeper fatigue. It also explains where the abandonment, although successful, could have been improved. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry