Grounding and sinking of prawn trawler Audacious with loss of 1 life

Location: Arnish Point, Scotland.

Completed PE Summary: Audacious

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Audacious
Registered Owner/Manager AK & DM Morrison Ltd
Port of Registry Stornoway
Flag UK
Type Fishing vessel
Built 1976
Construction Wood
Length Overall 16.89m
Gross Tonnage 24.77
Date/Time 19/12/2004, 0626
Location of Incident Scottish coastal waters
Incident Type Grounding
Persons Onboard 3 crew
Injuries/Fatalities 1 fatality
Damage Ship lost


The 16m wooden fishing vessel Audacious ran aground on Arnish Point and sank at about 0625 on 19 December 2004. Two of the three crew were able to swim to shore and were subsequently rescued, but the skipper drowned.

Action taken:

No specific recommendations were made as a result of this PE.

Updates to this page

Published 23 January 2015