Location: Holyhead, Wales.
Completed PE Summary: Huw Jars
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Mark Campbell|
|Date & Time||21/06/06 18:59|
|Location of incident:||Holyhead|
|Incident Type:||Accident to Person|
|Persons onboard:||6 crew|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 fatality|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor Damage/ No Pollution|
The skipper from the sailing vessel Huw Jars fell overboard during a sailing club race. He was not wearing a lifejacket and, although rescued within 10 minutes, he had drowned.
The Chief Inspector has written to the sailing club recommending they:
the requirements to carry and wear lifejackets
the need for a backup, adequately experienced, crewman in case a skipper falls overboard or is incapacitated
the need to establish man overboard procedures and provide appropriate equipment