Fall from mast of trawler Atlantic D with 1 person injured

Location: North Atlantic Ocean

Completed PE Summary: Atlantic D

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Atlantic D
Registered Owner/Manager Atlantic Trawlers
Port of Registry Milford Haven
Flag UK
Type Fishing vessel
Built 1969
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Construction Steel
Length Overall 35.97m
Gross Tonnage 459
Date/Time 28/02/2004, 1834
Location of Incident Foreign high seas
Incident Type Accident to person
Injuries/Fatalities 1 injured crew
Damage/Pollution None


Crew member from Atlantic D fell from mast and injured spine

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents made recommendations to owners of the vessel with reference to:

  • Conduct a risk assessment for those activities that require work to be carried out while aloft. This should include electrical equipment isolation, radar emissions isolation, and use of personal safety equipment..

  • Ensure that when working aloft personnel wear a safety harness or other restraining/ capture equipment

  • Fit safety chains to guard rail access openings on most platforms

  • Apply non-slip finish to the forward and aft platforms

Updates to this page

Published 23 January 2015