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.

Document

MAIB safety flyer issued October 2010

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Details

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
Published 6 October 2010