Flooding and sinking of trawler Silver Quest II

Location: North Sea.

Completed PE Summary: Silver Quest II

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Type:   Fishing vessel
Construction:   Wooden
Length overall:   60ft
Date & Time   30/09/04
Incident Type:   Floundering
Persons onboard:   3 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   None
Damage/ Pollution:   Vessel lost


The 60ft wooden fishing vessel Silver Quest II flooded and sank at 2300 on 30 September 2004.The Skipper and two crew members had left the vessel for another fishing vessel which had come alongside earlier.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents wrote to:

The skipper and the owner of the vessel, recommending them to follow the guidance given in MGN 165(F) Fishing vessels: The Risk of Flooding

Published 23 January 2015