Capsize of twin beam trawler Sally Jane

Location: Alongside in Aldrington Basin of Shoreham Harbour, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Sally Jane

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

sally jane.pdf (724.21 kb)


On 27 July 1998 Sally Jane, a 11 metre twin beam trawler capsized while alongside in the Aldrington Basin of Shoreham harbour, England. The crew of three abandoned the vessel. There was insufficient data on the condition of the vessel before she capsized to determine the underlying cause, but it was probably either a reduction in the vessel’s stability due to the refit or an imbalance between the derrick loads.

Published: 1999

Published 23 January 2015