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


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