Location: Off Milford Haven, Wales.
Completed PE Summary - Calôn Mor
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Mrs P Jenkins|
|Port of registry:||Poole|
|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|
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.
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.