Flooding and sinking of seine netter Neptune
Location: Off the Shetland Isles, Scotland.
Completed PE Summary: Neptune
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Mr R P Irvine|
|Port of registry:||Lerwick|
|Date & Time||17/05/03 23:01|
|Location of incident:||Foreign high seas|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Ship lost|
The vessel flooded and foundered to the north of the Shetland Isles.
To prevent a similar accident occurring in the future, the owners were recommended to ensure the following on any fishing vessel that they own in the future
Watertight bulkheads are maintained in watertight condition throughout the life of the vessel
Bilge alarms, with visual and audible signal, should be fitted in all the main watertight compartments
A television should not be fitted in the wheelhouse