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Safety lessons: Water ingress and stability

Summary of the fatal sinking of fishing vessel Ellie May, highlighting the need to check vessels for watertight integrity and stability.

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This safety message concerns probable rapid downflooding of a fishing vessel with the loss of 1 life. It emphasises the importance of checking below deck spaces, and having stability checks carried out following modifications to a vessel. The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • fishing industry