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

Location: North Sea.

Completed PE Summary: Aalskere

Registered Owner & Manager:   Harcus/Cumming
Port of registry:   Kirkwall
Flag:   UK
Type:   Trawler
Built:   1997
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   33.89
Gross tonnage:   532.00
Date & Time   02/02/04 17:56
Location of incident:   high seas
Incident Type:   Accident to person
Injuries/ fatalities:   1 injured crew
Damage/ Pollution:   None

Synopsis

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.


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