Accident while hauling gear in heavy weather on stern trawler Venture II with loss of 1 life
Location: Off north west coast of Scotland.
Completed PE Summary: Venture II
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Venture II Fishing Company|
|Port of registry:||Banff|
|Date & Time||28/01/03 00:49|
|Location of incident:||Foreign high seas|
|Incident Type:||Accident to person|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 fatality|
Fatal accident to crew member while hauling fishing gear.
The Chief Inspector of marine accidents has made the following recommendation to the owner/skipper of the vessel:
Refrain from fishing in weather conditions, which impose a danger to the crew when working on deck
When hauling, especially in poor weather conditions, endeavour to haul the fishing gear head to weather, which will afford the crew a degree of protection
Ensure the control measures identified in the risk assessment are complied with
Revisit your risk assessment regularly and involve all members of the crew in the process