Capsize and sinking of pelagic trawler Amber Rose with loss of 1 life

Location: 1.5 miles south of the Calf of Man, Isle of Man.

Accident Investigation Report 24/2000

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

amber rose .pdf (2,677.67 kb)


On 15 October 1998 two Northern Irish fishing vessels, Amber Rose and Quiet Waters III, had been operating as partner vessels in pair pelagic trawling. Amber Rose remained at the fishing grounds to load a large haul. When returning to Ardglass to land the catch Amber Rose capsized and sank 1.5 miles south of the Calf of Man. Five crew members escaped the sinking vessel into a liferaft and were recovered. The skipper was trapped in the accommodation and died.

Published: 24 July 2000

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Published 23 January 2015