Entanglement with net drum on prawn trawler Patsy B with loss of 1 life

Location: Off the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Completed PE Summary: Patsy B

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Registered Owner & Manager:   Mr C G McKenzie
Port of registry:   Fraserburgh
Flag:   UK
Type:   Fish catching
Built:   1984
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   11.41
Gross tonnage:   7.90
Date & Time   08/07/03 19:12
Location of incident:   Scottish coastal waters
Incident Type:   Grounding
Injuries/ fatalities:   1 fatality
Damage/ Pollution:   Nil


Skipper on single handed fishing vessel killed in net drum.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has made recommendations to the vessel’s owner with reference to:

  • Risk assessments

  • Use of machinery safety devices

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