Flooding and sinking of pair/stern trawler Jasper III

Location: 90 miles north-east of Fraserburgh, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 12/2000

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

jasper3.pdf (806.89 kb)


On 10 September 1999 a pair/stern trawler sunk 90 miles north-east of Fraserburgh. The steel fishing vessel left Peterhead with its partner vessel. Part way through the first tow the bilge alarm on Jasper III sounded. The engine room was found flooded. The crew eventually abandoned to the liferafts and were recovered by the partner vessel.

Published: 11 May 2000

Published 23 January 2015