Person overboard from potter Calon Môr with loss of 1 life

Location: Off Milford Haven, Wales.

Completed PE Summary - Calôn Mor

A short summary of the accident and action taken.

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Calôn Mor
Registered Owner/Manager Privately owned
Port of Registry Poole
Flag UK
Type Potter
Built 1983
Construction Wood
Length Overall 11.8m
Gross Tonnage 9.29
Date/Time 04/03/2006, 0957
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.

Published 23 January 2015