Capsize and sinking of pair trawler Sapphire with loss of 4 lives

Location: Off Peterhead, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 1/1999

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

sapphire-pub-1999.pdf (4,730.45 kb)


Capsize and sinking of fishing vessel Sapphire (PD 285) with the loss of four lives on 1 October 1997. The accident happened north of Peterhead, Scotland.

Published: 18 January 1999

Published 23 January 2015