Location: Entering Shoreham Harbour, England.
Completed PE Summary: Our Miranda
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Seafalke Shipping Co Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Brixham|
|Date & Time||14/11/02|
|Location of incident:||Shoreham Harbour Area|
|Incident Type:||Accident to Person|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 fatality|
A fisherman was lost over board as the fishing vessel he was working on entered the harbour in heavy weather.
A letter was sent to the Coroner highlighting the contributing factors to the accident:
The casualty was not wearing a lifejacket
The casualty was wearing oilskins and wellington boots
There was an ebb tide and undercurrent at the harbour
The wind conditions would have limited any call for help to be heard
The weather and sea conditions would have adversely affected survival time