Location: 30 miles off Hanstholm, Denmark.
Accident Investigation Report: De Kaper
Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:
de kaper.pdf (802.49 kb)
On 12 February 1999 the UK registered beam trawler De Kaper (CY 269) was trawling about 30 miles off the coast of Denmark. An engine room fire was detected which quickly spread because the door was hooked open. The crew eventually had to abandon the vessel and were rescued from a liferaft to another fishing vessel within minutes. After the fire was extinguished De Kaper was towed into Hanstholm.