Fall through open hatch into fish room on trawler Aalskere with 1 person injured

Location: North Sea.

Completed PE Summary: Aalskere

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Aalskere
Registered Owner and Manager Harcus/Cumming
Port of Registry Kirkwall
Flag UK
Type Trawler
Built 1997
Construction Steel
Length Overall 33.89m
Gross Tonnage 532
Date/Time 02/02/2004, 1756
Location of Incident High seas
Incident Type Accident to person
Injuries/Fatalities 1 injured crew
Damage/Pollution None


Deckhand fell down open fish room hatch when transferring empty bins from upper deck to fish room.

Action taken

A Chief Inspector’s letter was sent to the owner/skipper of the vessel highlighting the need to carry out a full assessment of the risks for any unusual or non routine operation carried out on board, such as transferring fish stowage bins from one deck to another.

Published 23 January 2015