Person overboard while shooting pots from potter Boy Richie II with loss of 1 life
Location: Off north east coast of Scotland.
Completed PE Summary: Boy Richie II
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Mr Alan Harolds|
|Port of registry:||Wick|
|Date & Time||07/03/03 10:35|
|Location of incident:||Scottish coastal waters|
|Incident Type:||Accident to Person|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 fatality|
Loss of a deckhand overboard after being snagged by fishing gear when shooting pots.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has made recommendations to the owner/skipper with reference to:
The provision of alternative shooting arrangements to reduce the risks to persons working on deck
The wearing of lifejackets by all crew working on Deck
The availability of a sharp knife in easy reach of the crew while shooting and hauling
The identification of further control measures to reduce the risks to persons working on deck via a risk assessment