Person overboard from potter Purbeck II

Location: off St Alban's Head, Dorset, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Purbeck II

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

purbeck 2.pdf (764.40 kb)


On 7 June 1999 off St Alban’s Head, England, a crew member from potting vessel Purbeck II was dragged overboard. A bight of back rope had caught round his neck. Once in the water the crewman lost consciousness due to the tightening of the rope. Fortunately, due to quick thinking of the skipper and a crewman, he was retrieved back on board and transferred to hospital where he made a full recovery.

Published: November 1999

Updates to this page

Published 23 January 2015