Person overboard accidents from scallop dredger Korenbloem, stern trawler Osprey III and creeler Optik with loss of 3 lives

Locations: Korenbloem in the Dover Strait, England/Optik 8 miles SE of Arbroath, Scotland/Osprey III 5.5 nm north of Macduff, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 6/2010

Combined investigation report into three marine accidents including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made. Trilogy2010Report.pdf (1,795.47 kb)


This report contains details of investigations into fatal man overboard accidents from the fishing vessels Korenbloem, Osprey III and Optik during the month of November 2009. The results of the investigations, detailed below, were combined to illustrate concern over safety in this important sector of the UK’s fishing industry.

  • One crew fell overboard from scallop dredger Korenbloem while vessel was preparing to shoot scalloping gear, in the Dover Strait, England on 6 November 2009
  • One crew man dragged overboard while shooting creels from fishing vessel Optik while 8 miles SE of Arbroath, Scotland on 18 November 2009
  • One crew man dragged overboard by net from stern trawler Osprey III while 5.5 nm north of Macduff, Scotland on 11 November 2009

Published: 19 May 2010

Published 23 January 2015