Person overboard from beam trawler Vidar with loss of 1 life

Location: Off Saint Ann’s Head, Milford Haven, Wales.

Accident Investigation Report 19/2013

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened and safety lessons:

Vidar.pdf (993.52 kb)


On 28 January 2013 the Belgium registered beam trawler Vidar was off Milford Haven, Wales. The seas were very rough and when the vessel rolled heavily to starboard a deckhand was washed overboard. He was recovered from the water about 11 minutes later but could not be revived.

Published: 16 August 2013

Published 23 January 2015