Grounding of beam trawler Jacoba

Location: La-Morna Cove, Penzance, England.

Completed PE Summary: Jacoba

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Registered Owner & Manager:   Jacobje Pasterkamp & Ten Napel
Port of registry:   Urk
Flag:   Netherlands
Type:   Fish catching/Processing
Built:   1975
Construction:   Steel
Length overall:   37.11
Gross tonnage:   270.00
Date & Time   21/09/02 06:46
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