Explosion and subsequent sinking of crabber Fleur de Lys with 4 people injured

Location: 18 miles south-east of Portland Bill, England.

Accident Investigation Report 36/2001

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

fleur-de-lys.pdf (758.73 kb)


This reports the MAIB’s investigation into the explosion on board the fishing vessel Fleur de Lys which then foundered 18 miles south-east of Portland Bill, England on 16 April 2000.

Published: 12 October 2001

Published 23 January 2015