Fire in engine room of twin-rig prawn stern trawler Amy Harris III

Location: Off the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 20/2013

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

AmyHarrisIII.pdf (2,053.68 kb)


On 16 January 2013, while 2.9 nm south of the Isle of Arran, the wooden twin-rig prawn stern trawler Amy Harris III suffered an engine room fire. Despite attempts to tackle the fire, the open doors and hatch allowed smoke to spread rapidly and forced the four crew on to the deck. The crew were airlifted off the vessel by rescue helicopter soon afterwards. The vessel was towed into Campbeltown where the fire was extinguished.

Amy Harris III was later declared a constructive total loss.

Published: 23 August 2013

Published 23 January 2015