Research and analysis

Safety lessons: checking a vessel for watertight integrity

A safety message to the fishing industry about the importance of checking below deck spaces and carrying out stability checks after modifications are made.


MAIB safety flyer issued November 2007

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This summary concerns probable rapid downflooding of the fishing vessel Ellie May with the loss of 1 life.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • fishing industry

A preliminary examination has also been published for this accident.

Published 15 November 2007