Capsize and sinking of prawn trawler Constancy with loss of 1 life

Location: 10 miles off Buckie, in the Moray Firth, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report: Constancy

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

constancy.pdf (794.74 kb)


On 30 July 1998 the 9.8m wooden prawn trawler Constancy (BCK 371) capsized while turning. The vessel was fishing 10 miles north of Buckie, in the Moray Firth, Scotland at the time of the accident. Both the skipper and crewman escaped from the vessel however the crewman was unable to board the liferaft. His body was later recovered by another fishing vessel.

Published: 1999

Published 23 January 2015