Research and analysis

Safety lessons: dangers with incorrect use of deck equipment

A safety message to the fishing industry highlighting working deck hazards and potential for serious injury if deck equipment is not used for its intended purpose.


MAIB safety flyer issued July 2017


Summary of a serious injury to a deckhand on fishing vessel Sea Harvester in the Firth of Clyde detailing the key safety lessons learned during the investigation.

The information has been prepared for members of the

  • fishing vessel industry

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 6 July 2017