Capsize of dual purpose stern trawler/twin beam scallop dredger Catrina

Location: South of Newhaven, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Catrina

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

catrina.pdf (1,002.14 kb)


On 13 October 1998 a dual purpose stem trawler/twin beam scallop dredger of 11.96 metre registered length, broached and capsized south of Newhaven, England. The crew of two were thrown into the water and rescued by another fishing vessel. Catrina’s stability was a factor in the accident, along with speed and being steered by Autopilot.

Published: 22 November 1999

Published 23 January 2015