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:

Category   Fishing
Registered Owner & Manager:   Mr Amil
Port of registry:   Jersey
Flag:   Channel Islands
Type:   Fishing vessel
Built:   1980
Construction:   Wood
Length overall:   20.
Gross tonnage:   74.42
Date & Time   21/12/04
Location of incident:   Welsh coastal waters
Incident Type:   Fire/Explosion
Persons onboard:   3 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damagetd>   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.

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