Flooding and sinking of twin rig trawler Sharona

Location: 80 miles north-east of Peterhead, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 25/2000

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

sharona.pdf (987.59 kb)


On 3 August 1999 twin rig trawler Sharona was fishing 80 miles north-east of Peterhead, Scotland. The crew discovered flooding in the engine room. Actions on board led to further flooding and all electrical power eventually was lost. A coastguard tow was requested. Flooding continued under tow leading to the loss of the vessel. The crew were safely transferred to the towing vessel, which arrived in Aberdeen the following day.

Published: 1 August 2000

Published 23 January 2015