Accident Investigation Report 6/2013
Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:
At approximately 0130 on 23 July 2012, the 9.92m fishing vessel Betty G capsized while beam trawling. All
three crew were rescued approximately 10 hours later.
- the vessel capsized as a result of the load in the starboard trawl net releasing suddenly
- no distress message was transmitted and no alarm was raised, even though the vessel was fitted with an EPIRB and MOB Guardian
A recommendation (2013/201) has been made to the owner of Betty G to assess and counter the risks associated with recovering fishing gear, and to improve crew emergency preparedness on any fishing vessel he may own in the future.
Published: 7 February 2013
Published 23 January 2015