Fire and subsequent sinking of potter Yves Marie Amil

Location: Off Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Completed PE Summary: Yves Marie Amil

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Yves Marie Amil
Registered Owner/Manager Privately owned
Port of Registry Jersey
Flag Channel Islands
Type Fishing vessel
Built 1980
Construction Wood
Length Overall 20m
Gross Tonnage 74.42
Date/Time 21/12/2004, 0400 (UTC)
Location of Incident Welsh coastal waters
Incident Type Fire/Explosion
Persons Onboard 3 crew
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution Ship lost


This Jersey- registered 20m wooden potting vessel caught fire in UK territorial waters. A fire was discovered in the forward space at 0400 UTC on 21 December 2004. Despite all efforts, the three crew members were later evacuated without injury onto a RNLI lifeboat. The vessel foundered later that day.

Action taken

A Preliminary Examination was carried out by the MAIB at the request of the States of Jersey Harbours and Airport Committee. No specific recommendations were made.

Published 23 January 2015