Person overboard from crabber Onward Star with loss of 1 life

Location: Bridlington harbour area, England.

Completed PE Summary: Onward Star

A short summary of the accident and action taken.

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Onward Star
Registered Owner/Manager Privately owned
Port of Registry Scarborough
Flag UK
Type Potter
Built 1966
Construction Wood
Length Overall 16.54m
Gross Tonnage 39.53
Date/Time 07/12/2003, 1810
Location of Incident Bridlington harbour area
Incident Type Accident to person
Injuries/Fatalities 1 fatality
Damage/Pollution None


Fatal accident to crew member.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has made the following recommendation to the owner/skipper of the vessel:

  • Conduct a risk assessment on board your vessel, and where appropriate, introduce control measures against identified hazards

  • Increase the height of the aft bulwarks in accordance with the Code of Safe Working Practice for the construction and use of 15m Length overall to less than 24m Registered Length fishing vessels

  • Provide CWBA’s (Constant Wear Buoyancy Aids) for use by the crew when working on deck

Updates to this page

Published 23 January 2015