Capsize of cockle dredger Phoenix resulting in loss of vessel
Location: Pyefleet Creek, River Colne, England.
Completed PE Summary: Phoenix
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Mr Rodney Bowes|
|Port of registry:||Colchester|
|Type:||Fish catching processing|
|Date & Time||29/10/03 15:44|
|Location of incident:||River|
|Persons onboard:||3 crew|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Constructive total loss/Pollution caused|
The 9.85m fishing vessel capsized during a fishing trip in Pyefleet Creek, a narrow tributary of the River Colne.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has made recommendations to the vessel’s owner with reference to:
Use of personal buoyancy aids