Grounding of beam trawler Jacoba

Location: La-Morna Cove, Penzance, England.

Completed PE Summary: Jacoba

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Jacoba
Registered Owner/Manager Privately owned
Port of registry Urk
Flag Netherlands
Type Fish catching/processing
Built 1975
Construction Steel
Length Overall 37.11m
Gross Tonnage 270
Date/Time 21/09/2002, 0646
Location of Incident Penzance
Incident Type Grounding
Persons Onboard 4 crew
Injuries/Fatalities None
Damage/Pollution Material damage/Pollution caused


Grounding of fishing vessel at La-Morna Cove.

Action taken

In view of the action being undertaken by the owner and skipper of Jacoba, namely:

The fitting of a secondary backup system to the watch alarm

And that the lessons to be learnt from this accident can be successfully promulgated through:

  • The issue of a Safety digest article by MAIB

  • The issue of a Safety bulletin by MAIB

A full investigation is not considered necessary and therefore not recommended.

Published 23 January 2015