Person overboard from potter Calon Môr with loss of 1 life

Location: Off Milford Haven, Wales.

Completed PE Summary - Calôn Mor

Registered Owner & Manager:   Mrs P Jenkins
Port of registry:   Poole
Flag:   UK
Type:   Potter
Built:   1983
Construction:   Wood
Length overall:   11.8
Gross tonnage:   9.29
Date & Time   04/03/06 09:57
Location of incident:   Welsh coastal waters
Incident Type:   Accident to Person
Persons onboard:   2 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   1 fatality
Damage/ Pollution:   None


The skipper of this 11 metre potter fell overboard while hauling a string of pots. In spite of strenuous efforts, his deckhand was unable to recover him alone. With the help of the skipper of a nearby fishing vessel, the skipper was finally recovered and air lifted to hospital. Unfortunately he lost his life.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector decided a full investigation was not appropriate. An article will be published on one of MAIB’s Safety Digests highlighting the value to fishermen of wearing a lifejacket while on deck.

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