Flooding of charter fishing vessel Random Harvest

Location: 4 miles south-west of Brighton Marina, England.

Accident Investigation Report 28/2000

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

random harvest.pdf (882.22 kb)


On 3 July 1999 a charter fishing vessel Random Harvest was returning from an angling trip with eight people on board, including a party of six anglers. In rough sea conditions and four miles south-west of Brighton Marina, England the vessel start to flood. The leak could not be stopped but the emergency bilge managed to contain the flooding. The vessel was able to return to Brighton where the water was pumped out.

Published: 4 September 2000

Published 23 January 2015